Le Mas De L'Ile
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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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 ...
... great it is (there was a Klimpt art show when we were there). It sounds a bit dorky or claustrophobic, but it's not at all. So neat to see art put to music on the floor up the walls, etc.
The Captain had the Farewell Dinner tonight, since tomorrow night will be more hectic with last night packing etc.
Tuesday September the 16th
Off we go in the tiny car to Arles. It is very early morning and beautifully cool and crisp. The morning is clear and bright but there is not too much to see in Arles, on reflection i think we may have been a bit early as there are some really interesting things to see, and i put it on our list to do on our next visit.
We venture onto Nimes where we visit the Roman arena. I am horrified to find that bullfighting is still ...
... went to the Sunday market this morning and picked up dinner as tonight we go back to the Palais for these undo and light show in the courtyard of the place called Les Luminessences D'Avignon. This show is a must see even though it is all in French. We think that they should create an app where you could download the words in whatever language you speak.
Next day and the rain predicted has arrived which has put a small damper on the riding. It rained a bit ...