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After getting use to the sound of hoot owls in the night we slept in until 8:00am this morning. We awoke to a low cloud level and cool temperatures but the promise of a sunny day lay ahead. After a pot of coffee (loved that after a month of espressos) and a light breakfast, we took a walk through the village of Noves.
Noves is is a very small village with only a few hundred inhabitants. At one time there were ramparts around the town but only a few remain along with a few ...
... what to expect but decide to give it a go. It is actually a really good combination. The saltiness of the oysters combines perfectly with the veal, which is a meat that is really open to other flavours eg Vitello tonnato. The oysters are combined with the chopped up veal. I really like the flavours. A quiet afternoon including a nap after we all had a sleepless night. I only have a Grahme nap (20 mins) then head off to the leftover markets. But the markets have gone. I go ...
... climbing he does anywhere he can -- cities, trails, ruins etc….
Friday we had planned to visit Arles, which was just a 30 minute drive from our village. Arles is known for its Roman ruins, its connection to the Camargue and the bull-fighting tradition, and the fact that Vincent Van Gogh spent time here painting and recovering in hospital after the ‘ear incident’.
We parked just outside of the city walls and walked into ...
... br> On the way out of the Amphitheatre we asked how often bullfights were held, as the seating seemed old and well weathered. Apparently they are only held twice a year in April (Easter) and September. There is also ...
... we headed over to Arles to finish our tour there. We went to the Amphitheatre, which is a smaller version of the Colliseum in Rome. We then headed over to the Museum Reattu for a while. After that, we went to the Vincent Van Gogh museum, only to find out that there was only one painting of his there even though he lived here for a year and painted over 200 paintings here. Next we had ...