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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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We came to the Provence region of France for a number of reasons. The weather is perfect, the food and wine extraordinary and it gave us the best opportunity to get out and drive in the countryside. The old Roman town of Arles was selected because of its connection with the artist Vincent Van Gogh and its close proximity to a French national park …
... ready for the afternoon tour.
We took the optional tour to the Pont du Gard. It was wonderful seeing this ancient treasure. It was interesting to learn that long after the Romans the people used the aqueduct as a road. It was a beautiful day. I wish we spent more time just sitting in the sun. Unfortunately, we went into the museum – it was by far the worst museum I've ever been ...
... his beloved Yellow House. The people of the village wanted to get rid of him since they considered him crazy and dangerous. He ended up in the hospital near St. Remy. He died in 1890.
In the afternoon we went on an optional Van Gogh tour to Les Baux (a little village on on a rocky spur) and Remy which is in the eastern part of Provence. We went to the hospital, Saint Paul de Mausole, where he stayed for a year, outside of St Remy ...
... Did they just chisel the rock till it was level and then fix the first stone block with mortar (lime, soil and water). O.K., so our house has no foundations and just sits on a bed of clay that rises and falls with the rain, so a castle or abbey built on a bloody big rock isn't going to rise and fall, but then again, this one has a tower so high you'd think it would have to be perfectly vertical so as not to topple sideways.
What's with ...
... menus (all in French) but many of the places are closed. We find one that is open, and we take our seats. This proves to be futile because the server tells us that the kitchen is closed, they are not serving food. (All in French again, no English) Well we head back to our bakery for some sandwiches by the center fountain again. We head back to our hotel and the owner there clarifies that the restaurants don't start serving dinner until 7:30 in the evening. ...