Travel Blogs from Le Grau Du Roi
... little restaurants and unexpected churches and things. By then we were hungry and grabbed dinner in the main square and I tried a weird salad concoction with rockmelon and prosciutto and cabbage that was pretending to be lettuce (!!?) On our wander back through the city, we came across a Ferris wheel and decided to go on it. There were awesome views of the city all lit up at night as well as the river and pont du ...
We arrived after a long day to be greeted with a thousand cafés, bars and restaurants setting up for some sort of street party. There signs up advertising bullfights so we guessed that was the reason. We found out as we were booking out that they will be having bullfights for a week and are expecting a million people to attend. Thank God we didn't turn up in the middle of that ...
... gallons a day to this town. The Romans had baths, sewage systems etc. all needing water. The aqueduct was built mainly by Roman soldiers for the entire length. It still is intact for much of its path. We were able to see the bridge that was triple tiered and went across the river. It was really an engineering masterpiece. It was built in the 1st century AD and is still standing. After our tour of that we came back to the ship
... and a new matador comes in.
Many are rallying hard to end Corridas, instead opting for the fights that do not end in bloodshed (for the bull at least). Barcelona has outlawed bullfighting altogether since sometime in 2008 but in the southern part of France, these spectacles continue. However, on the other end there are those who will defend this sport with fervor as this is part of their Spanish culture and it's roots are firmly planted deep in their society.
Originally our plan was to spend a few nights in Nice before heading to Italy, but because we stopped in Figueres, we only had one night to spend in France. Looking at Nice compared to other towns along the way, we decided Avignon might be a little different from another beach town and the boys were always begging to see more castles. And it was different, and we did ...
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center