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Checked the SNCF website at 7.30 - trains are okay! Checked again at 7.45 and it had been updated. The only way out of Le Puy en Velay today is that bus at 11.43 - back to St Etienne Chateaureux then Lyon we hope, then south (we hope).
Made it to Nimes. Arrived just after 7pm. Because of the train strike we stayed in Nimes all the …
... for six French popes over 70 years in the 14th century. There are actually two large palaces or chateaus next to each other with different architectures. Touring the Palais took about ninety minutes after which we left and toured the Pont D'Avignon also known as the bridge of St Benezet. A 13th century bridge that crosses the Rhone River. Although for the last 700 years, the bridge only goes halfway across the river. What happened to the rest remains a mystery.
We returned ...
What a month!! I can't believe it's been thirty days already!
Socrates said, "An unexamined life is not worth living." Well I have been examining the **** out of my life this last month. I went into this whole thing incredibly confident but solo travel is difficult. Not the getting from place to place thing, though that does have its own set of challenges. No, travel is difficult cuz it messes with your head. All the things you thought you ...
... it's part of the local culture so I can look the other way.
I stumbled across other sights while walking around this magnificent city. The Maison Carree ('square house') is one of the best preserved Roman temples in Europe...it's well maintained in part because the city kept using it for a variety of functions since its construction in 16 BC. It was a stunning sight from the outside, but the inside didn't offer much besides a movie on the history of Nimes. Next, I ...
... the most dominant feature of the town which is the Basilica on top of the hill. Inside there are a number of paintings of ships, ship mobiles hanging from the ceiling and a ship mosaic in the ceiling.
Head a little way out of town along the coast and see a restaurant right on the water. Turns out it looks like it's connected to the surf club. I have Steak Tartare for lunch - huge hunk of raw meat and egg, but feel like I've arrived in France.