Hotel des Tuileries
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Here we are just outside of Nimes and still at our gorgeous little farm. Today we headed to the bustle of Nimes to check out what's happening. Well......... We found the set for Russell Crowes Gladiator only it is NOT a set, it is the rigidige colosseum, and yes, the arena was used in the movie Gladiator. The most pristine Roman colosseum in Europe. It was built at the end of the 1st century AD. As we went through self guided tour you ...
... Unesco listed site but it didn't grab me, I did appreciate the engineering feat and the architecture however, Brendan LOVED it, he was totally in awe of this site. Weird, we are similar but different. So tonight we are bunking down at a farm just outside Nimes, we have electricity and wifi and the owner is a lovely French gentleman. This afternoon we sat and had a beer and soaked up the amazing late afternoon sun and said to ourselves, life couldn't get much better than ...
What a gorgeous little village Castries is. It truly feels like a little country village with its narrow little streets and homes built almost on the side of the roads, there are little bakeries, flower markets and fruit and veg shops, along with little restaurants and bars on the main street. This was going to be a bit of a stop over until we discovered there is a Roman Aqueduct over 2000 ...
... and better
preserved version of the Coliseum in Rome, but it was closed due to the Tour de
France. We decided that we would come back another day, as there was quite a
bit in Nimes and area that we still wanted to see.
On the way home, we decided to take the toll freeway to make
it quicker, only to get stuck at the toll for over half an hour waiting. I
imagine that it was probably due in large part to the heavy ...
... a whole weekend for the vendange even though no grapes seem to have been picked anywhere yet. The town was packed so no hotels available, the lady in B&B City said we missed the last room by 5 minutes (darned beer!) so we had to pay €150 for an Ibis! Also found we had missed the bulls running in the streets at 5.30 (darned beer!) it was really party time but after such a long tiring day hard to enjoy it all so a quick Italien & back to the very expensive ...