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Travel Blogs from Avignon
After breakfast at the hotel, we headed out to one of Peter’s favorite places, Les Beaux a midevil city. The geographical location of the Baux Plateau on the top of a hill has
always given the local people the dual advantage of being able to
observe the surrounding countryside and to protect themselves. This no
doubt explains …
I'm in Avignon, in a lovely old hotel inside the walled town. I had an interesting experience on the TGV coming over from Nice today. Stupidly, I managed to sit at the correct seat number, but in the wrong carriage. Well, I was booted out of my seat part-way along the journey. You aren't supposed to make the same mistake twice; but I think I've done this before! Cathie, ...
We made a half day trip to Arles from Nimes by train.
Being a small village we were able to see most of what there was in the central part quite easily. There is the main arena, roughly the same size as the arena in Nimes, and also the Ampitheatre nearby, which is mostly ruins now.
The other main attraction of ...
... it was the weekend and very soon after New Year's Day.
I missed out on seeing the Gardens and the Castle as I arrived late and they'd already done it.
From here we also did a half-day trip to Arles - see next entry.
There are other smaller villages around to do day trips to/from, such as Avignon.
Marseilles and Montpelier are also 2-3 hours away by train.
Having scanned the weather forecast for the next 3 days we decided to head for Avignon, about 40 minutes from Arles. Having arrived at the old walled city we took the option of walking out on the old bridge over the Rhone which has resulted in the well known song.
But then it started raining so we cut short the stroll and I missed the reggae and acid jazz versions of the song on the explanatory audio guide! Foundations from the original Roman bridge built ...