Mercure Pont d'Avignon
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Pets allowed
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Arrived in Avignon just after 2 after 4 hour drive from Barcelona. Easy trip but expensive 35 euro in tolls along the way!! Mon Dieu Avignon is a walled city with a myriad of cobbled lane ways that meander from one picturesque location to the next. We ventured around the massive Palace of the Popes and the surrounding gardens where the views of the …
... 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 ...
... Unesco listed site but it didn't grab me, I did appreciate the engineering feat and the architecture however, Brendan LOVED it, he was totally in awe of this site. Weird, we are similar but different. So tonight we are bunking down at a farm just outside Nimes, we have electricity and wifi and the owner is a lovely French gentleman. This afternoon we sat and had a beer and soaked up the amazing late afternoon sun and said to ourselves, life couldn't get much better than ...
... occurrence in the ancient arena. We line up and purchase tour tickets and make our way down underground along the vaulted corridor out into the seating area of the arena. The tour is really a waste of time and we are not impressed as we all sit on the hard benches in the blazing sun and listen to a recording of the history of the arena. So we wander discreetly away and find a cafe for coffee and croissant.
Nimes is quite a pretty city ...
... but if you say it in French as 'dix-sept', it doesn't sound so bad. It's on the way back we witness a supermodel bus driver, we're all without words now, we just carry our food home in confusion, how does this place even exist?
Half an hour out of Avignon we have a little day stop at 'Pont du Gard', where some of the last remaining Roman aqueducts are found. These constructions are over two thousand years old! It was ...