Hotel Balladins Martigues
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Embark on a half-day excursion into the Camargue. Lined with sandbars and reed-covered marshes, the Camargue is Europe’s largest delta, a dramatic landscape caught between land and sea. The keepers of this land are its gardians, akin to our cowboys. They live here with their families, often several generations together, carving out lifestyles in sync with the land, following the ...
... bullfights are held today—20 centuries later. You'll also view the 7,000-seat Antique Theater during your tour of this ancient, cobbled city.
Then enjoy An Afternoon in Provence. You'll discover the Provencal village of Les Baux de Provence during a walking tour, then visit the “Carrieres de Lumieres” where artwork is displayed on the walls of carved limestone chambers.
Tuesday September the 16th
Off we go in the tiny car to Arles. It is very early morning and beautifully cool and crisp. The morning is clear and bright but there is not too much to see in Arles, on reflection i think we may have been a bit early as there are some really interesting things to see, and i put it on our list to do on our next visit.
We venture onto Nimes where we visit the Roman arena. I am horrified to find that bullfighting is still ...
... a park that people were stopping to ask us if we were leaving when we'd only just pulled up! We payed for our parking and crossed the road to walk along the esplanade that ran next to the beach which had carousels along it and celebrity cutouts to put your face in and take a photo. There were all these private beach spaces belonging to different hotels that were fenced off from each other, the people inside ...
... not relevant! Fun people once the tough facades turn into voluntary help with luggage, directions and advice on local wines and food! And the women match the men in most respects, except that there are more elderly women among the population than there are men.
Plenty of tourists, but not of the glamorous breed and certainly (thankfully) not too many of the cruise ship variety (only 2 ships at port ...