Cote Patio Hotel Nimes
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... for six French popes over 70 years in the 14th century. There are actually two large palaces or chateaus next to each other with different architectures. Touring the Palais took about ninety minutes after which we left and toured the Pont D'Avignon also known as the bridge of St Benezet. A 13th century bridge that crosses the Rhone River. Although for the last 700 years, the bridge only goes halfway across the river. What happened to the rest remains a mystery.
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... France this summer, why not avoid the worst of the coastal crowds and base yourself in the delightful city of Nimes. You can still explore and coast and enjoy time beside and in the Med, but you can also explore history and culture inland, and can find some space to breathe.
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... victory. I doubt many of the locals now remember this origin, but they obviously still love the crocodile, as the symbol is found everywhere in the city, and their football team is nicknamed 'Les Crocodiles'. I love cities with a quirk like this...never before would I've associated crocodiles with France. The 'blue jeans' reference comes from the city's influence in producing denim....actually the word 'denim' is derived from 'de Nimes'. So I have this city to thank for ...
... that once prevailed here during the very popular gladiator fights, at a time when the site could hold up to 24,000 spectators.
During Roman times, Nīmes amphitheatre played host to many shows organised to entertain the inhabitants from the city and the surrounding areas. Gladiator fights were particularly popular, as well as hunting, which involved setting the animals free inside the arena, which the men would then proceed to fight.
... a baguette to share for an early dinner on the trip home. We could not find a single shop selling sandwiches - lots of restaurants and cafés but nothing pre-made. We even headed into a mini-market to see if there was anything in there. We were trying to find something now so we wouldn't have to stop on our drive tonight. We gave up and headed for the meeting point, only to find there was a place right there selling them. Argh! I quickly did the whole pointing and ...