Le Spinaker Hotel Lodge & Spa
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Bright start to the morning after a good night's sleep. A light breakfast and then off to explore Arles. It's a fairly large town. It has a Bull Ring, an Roman amphitheatre and it gave van Gogh a home to paint his Sunflowers. He shared his flat with his mate, Gaugin before they fell out and Goghy went short sighted! ( he cut his ear off and so his specs wouldn't stay on - boom boom) We didn't ...
... it can be - lost on foot. Back to the tent for lunchtime and a quick beer (really pleased we bought this electric cold box). Sue went for a swim and I lazed around and had a few zzzz's. I think the colour of my stomach will eventually brown and it will become less sensitive! Rest of day reading and watched a really slow film with Will Smith - Focus. Not his best! Thunderstorms in the distance but only the odd drop of rain. Forecast is not good for a week. Tomorrow we go to ...
... their hospitality. We set off for Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge and was part of the Nimes aqueduct of 50 kms built by the Romans to carry water from a spring at Uzes to the Roman colony of Nimes and was built in the 1st century AD. It certainly is very impressive and we visited at a great time of day as there were few people and there was a reduced entry fee. By the time we got home it was after 9.30pm and we had a light cheese, baguette, ham and tomato ...
... in this area. There are many figures representing various characters from Provenšal village life such as the scissors grinder, the fishwife, the blind man, and the baker.
The first clay santons were created during the French Revolution when churches were closed and their large nativity scenes prohibited. Small Santons were created for keeping in homes.
On to St Remy. In this town is the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh stayed for ...
... of Nimes. I felt kinda bad about going to these two cities because Jake has already been to them, but it was also his suggestion to go there because of how awesome they were. So I felt a duty to try and make this experience even better.
Nimes is just over half way to Avignon on the route we took, so it was the perfect place to stop. The biking is starting to all blur together (apologies for writing this so late, I'm currently in Monaco underneath a church writing this), ...