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Here we are just outside of Nimes and still at our gorgeous little farm. Today we headed to the bustle of Nimes to check out what's happening. Well......... We found the set for Russell Crowes Gladiator only it is NOT a set, it is the rigidige colosseum, and yes, the arena was used in the movie Gladiator. The most pristine Roman colosseum in Europe. It was built at the end of the 1st century AD. As we went through self guided tour you ...
... condition considering its age. We followed the track to where the aqueduct starts. It is fed by an underground stream which is still pushing out water today (not via the aqueduct of course). Pure fresh water and it is delicious. We walked along the top of the aqueduct in parts and some of the stones have been lifted to reveal inside. It is hard to believe that they used this piece ...
... occurrence in the ancient arena. We line up and purchase tour tickets and make our way down underground along the vaulted corridor out into the seating area of the arena. The tour is really a waste of time and we are not impressed as we all sit on the hard benches in the blazing sun and listen to a recording of the history of the arena. So we wander discreetly away and find a cafe for coffee and croissant.
Nimes is quite a pretty city ...
... didn't help, so I'll keep an eye on it but I'm wondering if I should spend another $75 Australian at another phone repair place, now that I know how quick it is to replace, and see if I have better luck. I don't want to go throwing good money after bad at it, but it's served me so well for 2 years that if I can just fix the battery I'll probably get at least another year out of it, and Telstra's plans at the moment mean I would have to significantly upgrade my monthly spend ...
... a week. Monseiur decides to electric bike it to the village for a last beer and decide whether to explain to the campsite that they have undercharged. In one of those rare moments, Monsieur decides to be honest, returns to the office and is told "Monsieur, if you stay a week, it's half price". Monsieur, can't believe it, now he loves everything about France and the French.
Aix en Provence
We arrive in a L'orage. ...