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Travel Blogs from Arles
I'm in Avignon, in a lovely old hotel inside the walled town. I had an interesting experience on the TGV coming over from Nice today. Stupidly, I managed to sit at the correct seat number, but in the wrong carriage. Well, I was booted out of my seat part-way along the journey. You aren't supposed to make the same mistake twice; but I think I've done this before! Cathie, ...
... the van Gogh tour, as he actually spent some time here and completed several of his works of art.
This is an interesting little tour and worth doing if you have the time, and definitely if you're a fan of van Gogh.
We arrived just after midday and just missed the farmers markets near the Tourist Information ...
... it was the weekend and very soon after New Year's Day.
I missed out on seeing the Gardens and the Castle as I arrived late and they'd already done it.
From here we also did a half-day trip to Arles - see next entry.
There are other smaller villages around to do day trips to/from, such as Avignon.
Marseilles and Montpelier are also 2-3 hours away by train.
... comfortable hotel, we headed to the Carreres de Lumieres and Les Baux de Provence. The Carreres de Lumieres was an old aluminum mine that had long since become useless; that is, until some bright artists decided to reuse its flat walls for video projection art. They had video projectors all around the cave and they projected famous works of art on the walls set to music. The current "exhibit" was Monet, Chagall, Renoir, and other impressionists. I was ...
... provencal style material at Mémé Diane's request. So as we are walking around,we keep our eyes peeled and thankfully the kids are happy to help too.
We start our visit at a cloistered church that is undergoing restoration. Some views are quite nice, but we did not get the brochure that maybe gave more context and so it was a quick visit without much impact. Interpretation panels of what we were seeing would have been very welcomed.
Then we headed ...