La Bastide des Cinq Lys
Travel Blogs from Gordes
... flowing to Nimes per day. As we walked on the middle level over the aqueduct we noticed etchings in some of the sandstone that had been done by the builders, the tool of use and their names and it is crazy that 2,000 years later their mark is still there for all to see, kind of like putting your kids footprints or handprints in concete, to last forever. We wandered toward the museum and saw some people taking photos of a tree, yeh odd right, so of course we started ...
Tuesday September the 16th
Off we go in the tiny car to Arles. It is very early morning and beautifully cool and crisp. The morning is clear and bright but there is not too much to see in Arles, on reflection i think we may have been a bit early as there are some really interesting things to see, and i put it on our list to do on our next visit.
We venture onto Nimes where we visit the Roman arena. I am horrified to find that bullfighting is still ...
... and interesting shops to make this a relaxing spot to explore.
On the way back to Le Verger (our B&B / haven) we detoured so Jeannie could have a quick look at hill-top Gordes - and to stock up at one of it's recommended patisseries for this evening's picnic.
Tomorrow we leave Provence to drive to the mid-Pyrenees, fully understanding and endorsing the hype about this area: the people, the food and the sites have all delighted us.
... called " La Borie" hosted by Christine and Emanuele. This place is amazing with panoramic views. We were to enjoy the comforts of our self contained apartment for 2 days.
After settling in we felt a swim was in order after the heat of the day, and our feet needed some relaxation.
Then it was to get ready for dinner. We dined at a restaurant called " La Provencale", and enjoyed the Menu du Soir for 25 ...
... that we walk uphill thinking that the guys would be checking out the views from the top. We walked for at least 10 minutes before I saved the day by reminding them that we had seen the look out point earlier down in town, and so we turned around. So far on this holiday, my navigating skills have not been too bad at all if I do say so myself. Back in the town centre I remembered Jimmy's boy scout advice about always staying put at the last spot you saw each ...
Other places to stay in Gordes
Le Village, Gordes | 4 star hotelfrom $319
Route de l'Abbaye de Senanque, Gordes | 4 star hotelfrom $411
Route de Murs, Gordes | 4 star hotelfrom $211
Route De Cavaillon, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $188
Route de SÃ©nanque, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $160
RD 156, Les Pourquiers, Gordes | Hotelfrom $98
Joucas, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $209
Les Gervais Sur D2, Gordes | Hotelfrom $152
Quartier de la Senancole, Gordes | Hotelfrom $85
pl. du ChÃ¢teau, Gordes | Hotelfrom $234
Route de Murs, Gordes | Hotelfrom $88
Route de St Saturnin d'Apt, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $170