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Travel Blogs from Le Grau Du Roi
... confirm, I think it was when we were traveling in France. Anyway, it feels pretty bad to cause a situation, especially when all you can say in French is "thank you". Pardon moi, or desole would have been good responses, but none of these came to me. However, there is (finally) good news in this story. At my new seat, one carriage along the train, a lady in the ...
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.
... which may have been nothing, it was interesting to learn that the Papacy abandoned Rome in 1309, and took up residence in a Papal fortress here in Avignon. This residency, known as the Babylonian Captivity, was to last for nearly 70 years during which time Popes and Antipopes vied for control of the church. I think the Roman guy won.
Anyway, we enjoyed an exploration of the ancient walled city, ...
... Fast forward to 2012 and another Nimes show was scheduled.
This time fueled by a bit of redemption I attempted to purchase tickets only to have them sell out in minutes. I`d written off Nimes as a place I apparently wasn`t supposed to go to when a second show was announced. With a bit of patience and a few hours of refreshing the website the tickets were secured. The tides seemed to be shifting in my direction. A few shows before the Nimes concert ...