Hotel le Rodin
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... Musee Louis Vouland is a beautiful mansion with a prestigious collection decorative arts from the 17th and18th centuries. To think I missed this to walk around a museum that had no artifacts - everything was fake. I am furious with Viking for wasting that time. And I’m annoyed I didn’t do my research ahead of time. This is the first and last time I just go with the tour.
... to Arles for the walking tour. Van Gogh came to Arles in 1888 for his health and for the French Southern light that was loved by artists. (Unfortunately the weather wasn't giving us an opportunity to enjoy this light.) Van Gogh dreamed of starting an Artists Colony here. The only artist he eventually convinced to come was Gauguin. (Van Gogh's brother Theo also financed Gauguin's stay.) First Van Gogh stayed at a run down house then ...
... etc. but also bracelets and jewelry, all from the neolithic era some 10,000 BC.
It's only when you visit the museum that you appreciate how significant Arles was as a Roman city. Not only in terms of public buildings but in its commerce and cultural life.
Apart from a mini-colosseum Amphitheatre (probably a third of the size), and the Theatre, it used to have a circus. That's a 450m long track separated by a wall down the ...
... It's definitely the prettier section of the church, but the Romanesque part feels ... I don't know. Holier?
Forum Square is where the Roman Forum used to be, though it was situated on an east-west axis. Now it's north-south. It's where Vincent van Gogh painted the Café la Nuit. The café is still there and something of a tourist trap according to Isabelle. For one thing, the owners have painted it a bright yellow to match the painting. However, the only reason van Gogh ...
... bodies, calmed nerves, changed drivers (thus negating the previous step) and set off with much optimism. This lasted till we got to France. We had become so used to paying highway tolls by credit card we forgot that we needed coins. Hmmm... Drivers queued up behind us, the odd horn beeping as we scrabble to find a few bucks. All good. The next 2 toll gates however, only accepted credit cards (French ones to be more precise). We put hazard lights on and wave everyone behind us away ...