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Travel Blogs from Avignon
... sees me carefully reading the lonely planet guide for Avignon. Well, actually reading and scribbling to indicate paragraphs of interest. She starts a conversation, mostly in English!! It turns out, she used to be a writer for lonely planet, and saw me defacing "her" old magazine. She now lives in Paris and is the publisher for some French trail walking guides. I'd ...
... full of renaissance type portaits. I guess I don't understand art :). Arles was a bit cold and rainy while we were there so after the museum we had a quick look at the old roman arena (where they still do some bull fighting as the Camarge bulls are bred nearby. Not sure if it's the same type of bullfighting as Spain but I don't think so) and then we had a quick pint before heading back home. The following Saturday Carroll and Eric ...
We made a half day trip to Arles from Nimes by train.
Being a small village we were able to see most of what there was in the central part quite easily. There is the main arena, roughly the same size as the arena in Nimes, and also the Ampitheatre nearby, which is mostly ruins now.
The other main attraction of ...
... 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.
... secret recipe to stick the rocks together is as follows:
animal fat , fig, and sand. The aqueduct still in mint condition, was the highlight of the tour.
Nowadays it is also used as a venue for concerts where it is lit up at night.
Next we were taken to a beautiful medieval village on a hill called Les Baux.There are several Michelan Star restaraunts in this village but we didnt go to any of ...