Formule 1 Tarascon Sur Rhone
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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 ...
... Unesco listed site but it didn't grab me, I did appreciate the engineering feat and the architecture however, Brendan LOVED it, he was totally in awe of this site. Weird, we are similar but different. So tonight we are bunking down at a farm just outside Nimes, we have electricity and wifi and the owner is a lovely French gentleman. This afternoon we sat and had a beer and soaked up the amazing late afternoon sun and said to ourselves, life couldn't get much better than ...
Not a very early start, but after a bowl of porridge headed off to see the castle at tarascon, which Lisa the manager at Domaine des Clos tells us is far superior to the chateau at Beaucire. Got to tarascon fairly easily and drove via Beaucaire which looked nice with a central,canal lined with boats. Found ourselves at the market so wandered around and Robyn bought lots of vegies and delicious looking antipasto and cheese for dinner tonight. Not much by way of fruit ...
... 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 ...
... Papes. This is an incredible old palace, that was used as the seat of the Pope in the 14th century when Rome was deemed too dangerous for them to be living there. Most of the palace is in pretty bad repair now, although the stone architecture is still magnificent, a lot of the murals and decorations were destroyed in various fires (which isn’t that surprising considering all four of us could comfortably stand in the fireplaces!). We paid
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