Travel Blogs from Les Baux de Provence
... 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 ...
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 ...
Weekend trip to catch up with some mates.
We simply wandered around the streets of central Nimes, which is a small town with quite a large Ancient Roman influence.
Most of the time was spent around the Arena and the nearby streets, visiting cafes, restaurants and shops.
The 'icon' of this little town is a palm tree and a crocodile.
Unfortunately, most things were ...
... lake, Lac de Barreau which according to google maps was under 4km away. Setback number one - the bicycle shop was closed! However we did find a massive supermarket which was a cross between Kmart, Woolworths and a BWS back home. Winning! Needless to say, Lorrae Jimmy and I headed straight to the wine section to pick up some goodies (2.5 aisles to choose from!!) while the adults ha ha shopped for cheese, snacks and ingredients for dinner. Oh and Net picked up ...
... trees have been cultivated since 600 BC and today there are over 290,000 olive trees in the area of Les Baux. Off in the distance, you could see one of the last remaining bauxite (which gets its name from the town) quarries, which is a mineral used to make aluminum. When the fortress of Les Baux was built, it was chosen mainly for its strategic location and vantage point, but also because limestone is easy to cut and work with and hardens when exposed to the weather. ...
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