Hotel Kyriad Nimes Ouest
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What is amazing is how old many of the buildings in this country are, and still being used. One such building we visited was the Roman Arena in Nimes. Built around the 1st century AD the arena was used as entertainment and executions. The flooring was covered in sand so it could be changed out after each killing of animal or person. Gladiators …
Today we headed out of Avignon through the Provence country side south to the city of Les Baux to visit the historic area. It was a beautiful drive through endless round abouts, thank God for our navigation system.
On the return we drove through the small quaint town of St. Remy. There was minimal parking as a bull fight was about to begin.
... provided an atmosphere. They even has an audio visual display that shows some of the shows would have been like that were held there in the early 1900s right up until recently. Including rock concerts in the 70s and 80s from bands such as Dire Straits. More recently it has hosted operas. Sitting in the stands would have provided an excellent view and the acoustics area amazing. The theatre was very impressive and its design still seems to be modelled to this ...
We woke up this morning and had breakfast at our hotel. A Rick Steves tour group stayed where we stayed and many of them were at breakfast as well. The two pupps also joined us.
Well...trying to enter Avignon in our navigation system took a little ...
... the beginning of a 4 day yearly festival of bull fighting. It is the only city in France where bullfighting is allowed and the town celebrates with the theme. The bull fighting was to occur in the Arena
We finally returned to our accommodation, as this was our last night in France. Peter and Joe were to head off to Paris, and Mary and I were to head to Spain.
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Laminate wood floors and tile for the bathroom are a great change from carpets. Bed is large and comfortable with plenty of pillows. Shower pressure is the best we've had on our European journey. Quiet area.
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