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LAUTERBRUNNEN --> AVIGNON Avignon Today we drove from Lauterbrunnen to Avignon which was about 9 hours again because we hit traffic. Once we got to Avignon we dumped our bags and Ash took us on a walking tour of the city which is very small. Avignon is famous because at one point the Papacy moved there and eventually this started the great schism where there were concurrently two and then three popes in Europe. We ...
... maybe no gladiators! We are quite disappointed that we have spent less than a day here, but I really only wanted to use it as a base to see the sights nearby. As it turns out the amphitheatre is not lit at nights - only in winter and there was major roadworks near the matador statue. We didn't have time to see the Pont du Gard, but we have, and will see plenty more, old ruins and Roman ...
... for Annabel. We enjoyed an al fresco lunch back at the Mas. The afternoon disappeared into thin air as we chilled out by the pool. It was another very warm day reaching into the thirties. We could hardly believe it when 5pm rolled around. The kids got stuck into some school work out under the terrace by the pool while I whizzed to the supermarket to get things for dinner. We had a BBQ and did more packing and cleaning before retiring to bed. By ...
... and a new matador comes in.
Many are rallying hard to end Corridas, instead opting for the fights that do not end in bloodshed (for the bull at least). Barcelona has outlawed bullfighting altogether since sometime in 2008 but in the southern part of France, these spectacles continue. However, on the other end there are those who will defend this sport with fervor as this is part of their Spanish culture and it's roots are firmly planted deep in their society.
Heat defined the day.
Though weather.com predicted temperatures in the 70's for this trip, weather.com is a damn liar because today, despite crisp blue skies, it was well into the 90's. Jerry and I took a 2 hour open air City Bus Tour through Marseilles which was great as we sped along the coast passing beaches, villas ringed in oleander, tiny villages built around aquaducts and luxury hotels with tiled patios jutting out over the sea, but when we got ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPremiere Classe Arles
The lady at the front desk was very nice and chatty, and the few staff we crossed on our way to the room were friendly.
No elevator, but the stairs weren't hard to manage.
The room was very, very small, we could barely walk past the edge of the bed to get into the bathroom (like an airplane or a travel trailer bathroom).
A nice t.v. and free internet connection
Room was visibly old, burn marks on the walls and floor, graffiti on the headboards etc.
Sheets had a few spots and things on them, not too sure of what, but I was too tired to bother.
Slept terribly, the hotel is right next to the highway and the walls are thin so heard the neighbours all night
Would not recommend this hotel; though the price was only 48 euros and I guess you get what you pay for :)
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