BEST WESTERN L'Orangerie
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... hands of the Caesar. I have to say that I saw the arena through a tourist eye and not as a spectator that must have witnessed barbarism at its worst! There is restoration going on as we speak and hats off the France for recognising the quality of history they have in their towns and cities. The arena is still used today as a cultural hub where it hosts concerts, festivals and cultural events through out the summer however, its ...
... to bring water from Ulez (the source) to Nimes and was used till the 6th century. It took approximately 15 years to complete and 80% of the aqueduct was underground so to speak. We took a side path and ended up on the top level of the aqueduct and were surprised to see how deep and wide the channel was, to imagine the amount of water flowing through this funnel each day is beyond comprehension for the day, there was approximately 2,000,000 (two million) cubic litres ...
... here. Of course we couldn't move on until we went to see it. We got up this morning to a glorious sunny day, not a cloud in the sky, a perfect day in fact. I have to say one of the things I have grown to love about these van parks is the daily fresh baguettes and pastries. So we had our chocolate croissant for breakfast and headed out to discover the aqueduct. It is amazing that it is in ...
... 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 ...
... blood sport today too! They still do bull fighting to the death (the bull's) here. We visited the colosseum which is smaller than Rome's one but in better condition. It appeared to be in the throes of being set up for a concert. We walked on to where there is a very good example of a Roman temple... again still in use. Hard to believe we are not back in Italy!!
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