BEST WESTERN L'Orangerie
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... I had booked a tour of Secrets of the Palais des Papes. I grabbed some lunch of ham and cheese crepes, dropped my bag at the hotel and whizzed around the corner to the Palais. There were five of us on the tour with an English speaking guide – two Americans and three Aussies. It was a fabulous tour. The guide knew her stuff and spoke excellent colloquial English. She was able to tell us the history of why the popes ended up in ...
... Very old, very narrow, and very stone. Then to Avignon to stay right in the centre of this walled-city. Hotel de L'Horloge overlooking the main square - had to park 700 metres away and 'drag' though. Walked the inside for a few hours, found an Irish pub for a pint and then observed how the palais and cathedral looked at night. Beautiful. Warm night; so listened to the sounds of the square through our window and planned our trip out of ...
Monday 29 September
Today was St Remy de Provence day, home to famous artists like Van Gogh. We also saw the house were Nostradamus was born. It is very touristy but the old part is very pretty.
We went to buy a drink ad noticed a lot of people waiting at a roundabout ...
A two hour drive to Nimes this morning was ******* the girls. But the promise of a swim at Clara's fathers house got them moving! He lives in a house his mother built in the 1940's very close to the centre of Nimes and the TGV (fast train) station we know well from previous visits. Clara had warned us to come early as the Tour de France was completing today's stage in Nimes, and some of the streets were ...
... it was the weekend and very soon after New Year's Day.
I missed out on seeing the Gardens and the Castle as I arrived late and they'd already done it.
From here we also did a half-day trip to Arles - see next entry.
There are other smaller villages around to do day trips to/from, such as Avignon.
Marseilles and Montpelier are also 2-3 hours away by train.