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... point in the city, is seen as the guardian of the city and is commonly called a bonne mere (the good mother).
Once we got into town, we took the long route around the harbor, grabbed a couple drinks and headed to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, referred to as "Mucem".
We walked a ton and now I'm finishing my night with a glass of wine and a good meal. Sante! (cheers!)
First day in La Ciotat where Karine and Olivier live, right not the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Went to bed late, woke up a little late, and bummed around for part of the morning. Once afternoon struck we were off to Cassis to see what the coast had in store for us.
Cassis, a popular fancy tourist stop in the summer, is known for it's beautiful ...
Well, we stayed a few days at Valras Plage, not because it was all that fantastic - it wasn't, but it was comfortable, the sun was shining, the weather was good, the beach was nice and right at our doorstep, and we had all the facilities that one could ask for. One day we went for a serious bike -ride into "town", about 2 km, and it was just more of the same tired-looking buildings, so we came right back again. Truth be told.....the main reason we stayed until Sunday was so ...
... an a 30 mile long aqueduct the provided fresh water to the city of Nimes. This was constructed around 90 AD by the Romans. I knew the Romans were an advanced civilization, in this time the city of Nimes had running water in "well to do homes" and an advanced plumbing system including toilets. The Pont is enormous, spanning a riverbed using giant sculpted blocks of limestone and forming 3 levels of arches. The pictures tell the story much better than words ...
... so the markets were a little sparse....but enough for us. After a brief conversation, the menu was set and we set about purchasing the necessities. Required stops at the Cheese Shop, the Butcher, the fruit and vege stall....and we then stopped at Laurent's ham shop? Was a fun morning. Ronald departed and we headed home
I should have added that the Sale season now is in full swing. I did extensive research (from the street) of well over 100 shops, ...