Ibis Styles Arles Palais Des Congrès
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Embark on a half-day excursion into the Camargue. Lined with sandbars and reed-covered marshes, the Camargue is Europe’s largest delta, a dramatic landscape caught between land and sea. The keepers of this land are its gardians, akin to our cowboys. They live here with their families, often several generations together, carving out lifestyles in sync with the land, following the ...
... fortified palaces, and churches. Your tour includes a guided exploration of the impressive Papal Palace.
Then you'll return to the ship for lunch onboard, and you'll have the afternoon to make your own discoveries in Avignon. Perhaps you'll explore the winding streets of some of the city's ancient neighborhoods, or relax at an outdoor cafe.
Your ship cruises through the early morning hours to Arles, where you'll disembark for a tour of the town which was so beloved by Vincent van Gogh. As you explore, you'll encounter signs indicating places rendered in Van Gogh's works. Here you'll find still standing the Cafe l’Alcazar, the establishment where the artist stayed and used the manager, Madame Ginoux, as his model for his painting ...
... the bulls are still prized for being naturally aggressive and speedy. Instead of poking things into the bulls to try and kill them, the gladiators try to grab colored yard off the bulls' horns. There are red, yellow and white strings, you have to get them off in (some) order, and all the young men (maybe some are young women, don't know) have a special hand tool (kind of like a garden tool) to grab them off of the horns, which of course is tricky since the ...
... a long line of people waiting to get inside the Popes Palace that we had to skip it. We went over to the old church, but it was closed for the day(on a Sunday!). We walked around the park for a while and went into 2 of the museums. We headed back to our hotel, went for a swim and then took a nap. Ah, heaven.
Tomorrow, we will try Les Baux again. ...