Hotel des Tuileries
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... rental about 3:00 for a light snack after three hours of touring. We then walked the grounds and hillside forest area next to the property which provided a great view of the surrounding areas. We gathered some kindling for a fire in the fireplace of our rental. The old stone cottage is pretty cool in the evening and a fire in the living room feels great.
Tonight for dinner we had a little North Atlantic salmon with potatoes and vegetables. Quick and easy. Great first day in ...
... high. From there I got a nice view of the surrounding city and the Colosseums place in it (pic 3).
After the thrill of the Colosseum I was a bit worried about being let down by the other sights. I went to the Maison Carree which looked interesting (pic 4). Unfortunately, the most interesting part of it was the outside because the inside had been completely destroyed over the years. What they had done instead was put a small movie theater ...
I woke up today to cold and wind, apparently Mistral was blowing, although not too strong, only at times at 40 miles per hour. Yesterday evening I saw vendors and store fronts busy packing up and moving merchandise inside. My hotel's owner warned me at breakfast to dress warm today, and I certainly did- layered everything up as it was around 12 degree Celsius with a freezing wind. He suggested I go see Nimes and printed train schedules for me; it is only 30 minutes by train ...
... a superbly preserved Roman Amphitheatre which is still used frequently for concerts and bull fighting today. It was an interesting conversation with the children about what it had been used for 2 thousand years ago! Public executions and gladiator fights, not to mention the bull fighting which still happens there in July - couldn't think of an explanation for that one....2 very concerned faces!
It was very hot in the Arene, but we had a wander around the top ...
Nimes is a gorgeous, historic town. It is famous for it's Roman remains, particularly the Maison Carrée, a beautifully preserved Roman temple, and the Arena, one of three large Roman arenas in the south of France. Although the Nimes arena is 2000 years old, it is still used as a venue for events, including concerts and French bull-fighting, a version of the Spanish tradition in which the bull is not killed. One presumes that the matador is not killed either!