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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 ...
... flowing to Nimes per day. As we walked on the middle level over the aqueduct we noticed etchings in some of the sandstone that had been done by the builders, the tool of use and their names and it is crazy that 2,000 years later their mark is still there for all to see, kind of like putting your kids footprints or handprints in concete, to last forever. We wandered toward the museum and saw some people taking photos of a tree, yeh odd right, so of course we started ...
... sheets to Sean's wedding.
An uneasy night with lurid dreams followed
the feeding frenzy……oddly enough, none with sheikhs, ponies or tents. (Or Kylie
The Avignon mozzies love me as much as the NZ
ones and I am sporting several big red bites which burn and itch. *******s.
They are huge.
Sunday: We had booked a lunch cruise on the
Rhone River to Arles. As we didn’t know
where the boat left ...
... They have purchased divine chocolates from a local chocolatier and we walk with them on our way back to the car to purchase a selection, But sadly it is only 1.30 and the shop is closed as is the custom and we forgo the delights of chocolate. We definitely will be returning to Aix en Provence. Not to trip over but to take in the sights in such a quaint little town. The floral gardens were absolutely gorgeous in this very touristy village.
... pleasure. She has maps and brochures on every possible thing to see and do in Avignon.
"It is Patrimony weekend" she tells us when we have glided up in the lift to her apartment on the second floor. All the monuments are open with free entry all weekend. Katia bids a French farewell and says she is off to her farm 2 hours from Avignon. She spends winter in her apartment and the warmer weather at her farm. She is a model maker for a museum and I would love to find ...