Mercure Thalassa Port Camargue
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... this is the big event and in September they have other fights but only for three days. The amphitheatre is about the size of an Aussie rules oval; 130 x 110 metres, has two tiers and can hold up to about 20,000 spectators. It is need of quite a few repairs but when you consider it was built in the late first century you can excuse this. It is good that it still functions as it originally ...
... Pont du Gard, a huge Roman aqueduct. We figured an hour would be ample time to walk around and take pictures, but we were wrong. We spent over two hours walking trails, visiting the museum, and taking lots of pictures. We finally left and drove to Arles.
After checking into the hotel, we started exploring the city. One of my favorite artists, Vincent Van Gogh, spent time in Arles and the city capitalizes on it. They ...
... ended up walking alongside a dyke. There in the water we saw a creature that we thought was a beaver but turned out to be a coypu, swimming.
Once in the park there was another tame coypu by the entrance. The park is made up of several ponds, with herons, coots and flamingos mainly.
there were also large cages with owls, eagles and vultures. One cage had a solitary stork in it. He looked miserable. But then we ...
... and I headed out to
downtown Arles, the venue slightly out
of view down a side street. We had a
booking, the degustation experience. Words cannot describe …. photographs may.
Luckily last year's experience at ...
... have one in Nimes – the closest Starbucks is in Paris, I want one. It’s silly really, but it is becoming a nice tradition that Chris picks me up at the airport when I come home and whisks me through to Starbucks. A Crème is all very well, but it’s not as nice as a Gingerbread Latte (or as calorific, but we all deserve a treat now and then right?!).
Anyway, I flew back with Liam and Benn, and we got into the centre of Nimes safely enough. We ...
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