Premiere Classe Avignon Sud - Parc des Expositions
- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... look at it as quite a gruesome and not fun place to be however if you look beyond what took place you can see what an amazing place this really is. The architecture is second to none and to withstand thousands of years of use and weather and changes of government and even countries is truly mind blowing. As I was sitting there listening to the audio I was trying to imagine the arena filled with just over 20,000 spectators calling ...
... flowing to Nimes per day. As we walked on the middle level over the aqueduct we noticed etchings in some of the sandstone that had been done by the builders, the tool of use and their names and it is crazy that 2,000 years later their mark is still there for all to see, kind of like putting your kids footprints or handprints in concete, to last forever. We wandered toward the museum and saw some people taking photos of a tree, yeh odd right, so of course we started ...
... occurrence in the ancient arena. We line up and purchase tour tickets and make our way down underground along the vaulted corridor out into the seating area of the arena. The tour is really a waste of time and we are not impressed as we all sit on the hard benches in the blazing sun and listen to a recording of the history of the arena. So we wander discreetly away and find a cafe for coffee and croissant.
Nimes is quite a pretty city ...
... engrossing, the cool winds of the Mistral added dramatic effect by swirling the actor's costumes and lifting the all-important-to-the-story documents into the air. But the staging!!!! Dramatic lighting effects of gigantic horses in motion and moving masks illuminated the walls of the palace while actors raised to standing on enormous vertical platforms rushed into battle. Actors appeared on the ledges of windows high on the palace walls, and staircases moved into place ...
... 19 B.C. as an important link in a 30-mile long canal. An inadvertent wrong (but well-meaning) turn led us up a number of switchbacks until we stood at the peak of the canyon above the massive, impressive, well-preserved structure. What a view! Then we had to scramble down meandering trails down the backside of the canyon to find our way back to the park and our tour van (far less enjoyable).
Final stop was a ...