BEST WESTERN L'Orangerie
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... 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 ...
... This remarkable feat of engineering and construction was built to carry water to the ancient city.
Though the Nimes arena is over 2000 years old, it is still in use as an entertainment venue. It is used for concerts and also, unfortunately, bullfighting. Though at least this is the French version of the Spanish ...
... Just a really big goldfish pond with fountains, but pretty - worth the visit.
Trying to get to Pont du Gard from Nimes led us on a gorgeous detour through beautiful wine country with rustic French country roads with poplar tree glades. Well worth the extra drive and even more so the Pont du Gard. A world heritage site that is a 3-tier Aquaduct that carried water 50km from Uzés to Nimes. ...
... Gaius Caesar, son of Augustus, Consul; to Lucius Caesar, son of Augustus, Consul designate; to the princes of youth." During the 19th century the theatre slowly began to recover its original splendour, due to the efforts of Prosper Mérimée, who then held the position of director of "Monuments Historiques". Under his direction, restoration work began in 1825 and in 1869 the theatre became the home of a "Roman Festival" which celebrated the glory of Rome ...
... sails from Nimes - known then as Nim, and the fabric was known as the fabric of de Nim (now known as denim). Julian parked in the underground car park and we walked upstairs to a large square. We crossed over to one side and then around a corner this huge stadium appeared - just like the Colosseum in Rome but in an almost complete state. It kind of takes your breath away. Julian explains that the design of the arena with it's entry arches and stairwells is still used as ...