Hotel Le Patio de Violette
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Here we are just outside of Nimes and still at our gorgeous little farm. Today we headed to the bustle of Nimes to check out what's happening. Well......... We found the set for Russell Crowes Gladiator only it is NOT a set, it is the rigidige colosseum, and yes, the arena was used in the movie Gladiator. The most pristine Roman colosseum in Europe. It was built at the end of the 1st century AD. As we went through self guided tour you ...
... to bring water from Ulez (the source) to Nimes and was used till the 6th century. It took approximately 15 years to complete and 80% of the aqueduct was underground so to speak. We took a side path and ended up on the top level of the aqueduct and were surprised to see how deep and wide the channel was, to imagine the amount of water flowing through this funnel each day is beyond comprehension for the day, there was approximately 2,000,000 (two million) cubic litres ...
... condition considering its age. We followed the track to where the aqueduct starts. It is fed by an underground stream which is still pushing out water today (not via the aqueduct of course). Pure fresh water and it is delicious. We walked along the top of the aqueduct in parts and some of the stones have been lifted to reveal inside. It is hard to believe that they used this piece ...
... It is beautifully furnished but it is a little strange to shower in full view of the lounge and not to have a door on the toilet.
The Provence countryside is beautiful with the autumn tones. We toured a few of the picturesque hill top towns: Menerbes, a little town perched on the crest of a hill, Bonnieux, where we enjoyed a delightful lunch of different cheeses and cured meats, Roussillon with its ochre ...
... was great. Bec a Vin. Probably the best. Food? Pretty good. Setting? Vaulted chamber in the old town. Ambience. Great until the poms arrived. Waiter very chatty, says he wants to work in Australia. All in all very memorable. Had a local rousanne, voigner and white something or other.... Very savoury and nice. Weather still warm and lovely. Restaurant is a two minute walk through the old streets. Watching oz movie "the dish" on tv tonight, kicking ...