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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, ...
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.
... The next morning, Christmas Day, we strolled back in after a long welcome lie-in in a lovely comfy bed with big fluffy pillows! This was our christmas present to each other! We met up at the Cours Mirabeau, the main promenade in Aix, a wide tree lined street, intercepted only by fountains, including one covered in moss that comes from a hot spring (34 deg). Aix, in fact, is known for its fountains which all come from natural springs. ...
... and Intercontinental in Paris Christian now makes this his home and greets diners here as they arrive. A man of passion for food and the locality – he seems to be in good form but somewhat thinner than the last time I saw him on TV! Nicola had popped down earlier to meet the Sommelier and to chose some interesting wines to match our food – one of the joys of being a small tour of six was that a bottle between us was about perfect ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility