Travel Blogs from Orange
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, ...
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.
... fish oil with zinc, smelt of fish too- weird, Vaseline was no problem though. Walked through the town, it's absolutely beautiful, so many small alleys, the amphitheatre was closing at 6 so couldn't go in - its says on Internet it's the best preserved in Europe, maybe in the morning. Beautiful evening, really warm, found a dodgy looking Chinese but the food was good, back to the hotel (Peter doing his John Wayne walk), hopefully it'll be better in the ...
... we haven't really had time or opportunity to just go to a beach yet even though being in South-Europe and traveling mainly along the coast. We didn't have a place to wash off the salt, but now we finally can. Today was full of surprises and I'm very excited about tomorrow.
So this night we get to take a shower (which is a big deal lately) and sleep in a bed (even a bigger deal).
See our route for Day 12 on the map!