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I'm in Avignon, in a lovely old hotel inside the walled town. I had an interesting experience on the TGV coming over from Nice today. Stupidly, I managed to sit at the correct seat number, but in the wrong carriage. Well, I was booted out of my seat part-way along the journey. You aren't supposed to make the same mistake twice; but I think I've done this before! Cathie, ...
... the van Gogh tour, as he actually spent some time here and completed several of his works of art.
This is an interesting little tour and worth doing if you have the time, and definitely if you're a fan of van Gogh.
We arrived just after midday and just missed the farmers markets near the Tourist Information ...
Weekend trip to catch up with some mates.
We simply wandered around the streets of central Nimes, which is a small town with quite a large Ancient Roman influence.
Most of the time was spent around the Arena and the nearby streets, visiting cafes, restaurants and shops.
The 'icon' of this little town is a palm tree and a crocodile.
Unfortunately, most things were ...
... years. We managed to avoid all the fine art on the Cote d’ Azur, but not anymore.
That was about it for the day, apart from more baguette, ham and cheese for dinner. And we must not forget the glass of Rose. Life’s hard (NOT) even if it was a dull grey winter’s day all day. At least the forecast rain didn’t happen.
Hopefully it will stay away tomorrow when our final assault on Provence will be to Nimes, the amphitheatre and the Pont du Gard.
... produced over 300 painting in that period of time. At the time of his death he had only sold one painting. As we walked, there were signs indicating places rendered in Van Gogh’s works. I took pictures of the paintings and then took the sites. All are very well preserved, as they looked in Van Gogh's time. The Cafe l’Alcazar, the establishment where the artist stayed and used the manager, Madame Ginoux, as his model for his painting “l’Arlesienne" ...