Hotel Les Mazets des Roches
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... was feeding the convicted criminals and prisoners of war to the beasts. Quite a barbaric form of entertainment and not one that was greatly appreciated amongst the spectators hence the reason for leaving the arena. After the lunch break it was time for the Gladiators to make an appearance, however it was not quite as gruesome as legend may have it. It was very rare that gladiators were actually killed in the arena and certainly not ...
... flowing to Nimes per day. As we walked on the middle level over the aqueduct we noticed etchings in some of the sandstone that had been done by the builders, the tool of use and their names and it is crazy that 2,000 years later their mark is still there for all to see, kind of like putting your kids footprints or handprints in concete, to last forever. We wandered toward the museum and saw some people taking photos of a tree, yeh odd right, so of course we started ...
Tuesday September the 16th
Off we go in the tiny car to Arles. It is very early morning and beautifully cool and crisp. The morning is clear and bright but there is not too much to see in Arles, on reflection i think we may have been a bit early as there are some really interesting things to see, and i put it on our list to do on our next visit.
We venture onto Nimes where we visit the Roman arena. I am horrified to find that bullfighting is still ...
Yes, we docked at Tarascon in the middle of the night, a town of 5,000 that has nothing to say for it other than it has a long dock which accommodates our long riverboat. We took a 20 minute bus ride to Areles (pronounced are-la, the "s" is silent. Now this town had a lot going for it. It's small, only 54,000 people. It was founded in 46 BC by Julius Caesar and it was here that he wrote "The War of Gaul". The boys and I ...
... chips and chocolate. Oh yeeeeah! The sun came out after lunch, and we went for a walk out the other side of Avignon, away from the city and
towards this other wee township. After getting slightly disorientated we found where we had initially hoped to end up, all up was about three hours, so we figured that justified the incredible meal that came next! We celebrated our last night in Avignon with dinner out at an Italian restaurant. . . It was so ...