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Travel Blogs from Maussane-les-Alpilles
Today we headed out of Avignon through the Provence country side south to the city of Les Baux to visit the historic area. It was a beautiful drive through endless round abouts, thank God for our navigation system.
On the return we drove through the small quaint town of St. Remy. There was minimal parking as a bull fight was about to begin.
... upper levels are surrounded by corridors that go around the back behind the seating. People could take a break from the shows and grab some snacks and drinks as they pass by the vomitoriums. A bit like the MCG really. Drove back to Arles and Sophie and Phil had a quick swim. As it was already 6.30pm we checked out the menu for tonight and decided to eat at the hotel. Each night they prepare 3 different meals for the 3 courses and Sophie was happy with chicken ...
... We finally were instructed by hotel staff at Auberge to enter the postal code, and finally we found our next destination in the navigation. Off we went...three hours later we arrived in Avignon.
Relaxing today...sights tomorrow. This hotel is beautiful. ...
This morning I had the pleasure of a wonderful massage - what a great way to start the day. I was well and truely oiled up. Chris and I then squeezed as much as we could into our respective boxes and headed off to the Post Office to send back unwanted clothes and souvineers. It is amazing how much you can get into one small box - I even managed to include my monogrammed linen sheet! Thank you to my sweet aunt ...
... the beginning of a 4 day yearly festival of bull fighting. It is the only city in France where bullfighting is allowed and the town celebrates with the theme. The bull fighting was to occur in the Arena
We finally returned to our accommodation, as this was our last night in France. Peter and Joe were to head off to Paris, and Mary and I were to head to Spain.
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking