Ibis Budget Nimes Est Marguerittes
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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 ...
... to bring water from Ulez (the source) to Nimes and was used till the 6th century. It took approximately 15 years to complete and 80% of the aqueduct was underground so to speak. We took a side path and ended up on the top level of the aqueduct and were surprised to see how deep and wide the channel was, to imagine the amount of water flowing through this funnel each day is beyond comprehension for the day, there was approximately 2,000,000 (two million) cubic litres ...
... here. Of course we couldn't move on until we went to see it. We got up this morning to a glorious sunny day, not a cloud in the sky, a perfect day in fact. I have to say one of the things I have grown to love about these van parks is the daily fresh baguettes and pastries. So we had our chocolate croissant for breakfast and headed out to discover the aqueduct. It is amazing that it is in ...
... taste! And speaking of the digestive, the equally as important French aperitif definitely became part of our daily ritual in Nimes and all of France for that matter. Pastis (51 was our pick) wasn’t to everyone’s liking at the start of our feria week, but by the end of it, I think most of us had grown a taste for it!
We ventured outside of Nimes on a few occasions with an interesting day trip to Pont du Gard – an amazing architectural ...
... giant cavern now used for audio-visual shows, with the current exhibit involving massive images by Klimt and Austrian seccessionists set to music in an area the size of BC Place with an uneven floor. Thomas said it made his brain hurt. It was definitely.... interesting (I feel smarter and rather confused just having been in the room). On the way back from the bus we stopped by the local French version ...