Travel Blogs from Morieres-les-Avignon
I'm in Avignon, in a lovely old hotel inside the walled town. I had an interesting experience on the TGV coming over from Nice today. Stupidly, I managed to sit at the correct seat number, but in the wrong carriage. Well, I was booted out of my seat part-way along the journey. You aren't supposed to make the same mistake twice; but I think I've done this before! Cathie, ...
We made a half day trip to Arles from Nimes by train.
Being a small village we were able to see most of what there was in the central part quite easily. There is the main arena, roughly the same size as the arena in Nimes, and also the Ampitheatre nearby, which is mostly ruins now.
The other main attraction of ...
Weekend trip to catch up with some mates.
We simply wandered around the streets of central Nimes, which is a small town with quite a large Ancient Roman influence.
Most of the time was spent around the Arena and the nearby streets, visiting cafes, restaurants and shops.
The 'icon' of this little town is a palm tree and a crocodile.
Unfortunately, most things were ...
... drove in, he was up on the receiving dock helping with a load of grapes. He joined us in the tasting room and we had only been talking for a few minutes when we heard a lot of cheering and shouting outside. The last load of grapes from the Mourchon vineyards was rolling in. The pickers celebrated. Out came the champagne and cameras. The 2013 harvest at Mourchon was complete
We've been staying close to home but we're going to venture out next week. Stay tuned.
... where one was located.
Well, if it wasn't for me he'd still be wandering around the old city of Avignon looking for this restaurant. My solution? Ask someone. First person I asked not only spoke good English, but knew the restaurant and directed us straight to it. Naturally Mike said he was just about to look down that street.
Ended up having a really nice meal in this little French cafe down a side street of the ancient city of ...