Hotel Porte de Camargue
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... ready for the afternoon tour.
We took the optional tour to the Pont du Gard. It was wonderful seeing this ancient treasure. It was interesting to learn that long after the Romans the people used the aqueduct as a road. It was a beautiful day. I wish we spent more time just sitting in the sun. Unfortunately, we went into the museum – it was by far the worst museum I've ever been ...
Day 6 A Van Gogh Day March 30, 2015 Tarascon &Arles
Arles is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has many preserved Roman ruins. The Venus d'Arles is now at the Louvre. Here one can see part of the ancient aqueduct and the amphitheater.
They gave us another alternative tour which we took. It was a Van Gogh themed tour. I felt I had seen enough Roman ruins (although they were pointed out anyway) and wanted to focus on Van Gogh. ...
... we decided to take our time visiting some small sites where we didn't expect to see too many other tourists.
We were able to tilt at Saint Peter for ten minutes or so before a couple of small groups arrived. Actually, the majority of tourists we have come across are French couples around our own age, so it would seem that the grey nomads of France also elect to holiday out of season, with their dogs.
Set on a very rocky ...
... a blog. Yeah we are pretty disappointed in France.
Well we get to Arles, which is supposed to be a neat Roman town. Our hotel here is in the middle of the old city, so this should be good. The weather is a balmy 26 Celsius and slightly muggy. We are back into shorts and sandals. Summer is back in the middle of October, yeah. We find our hotel with little trouble. It is an old manor house from the 12th century that has been turned into a hotel. The ...
... The low sun was shining on the ancient stone walls and lit it up perfectly. We walked around enjoying more of the city. Arles is wonderful!
Later, we wanted to grab a bite, so we ended up at Le Narval. Hunter ordered a ham omelette, and I had the Salade Indienne. The food was wonderful; the service was awful. We were there forever (and not in a good way).