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... was feeding the convicted criminals and prisoners of war to the beasts. Quite a barbaric form of entertainment and not one that was greatly appreciated amongst the spectators hence the reason for leaving the arena. After the lunch break it was time for the Gladiators to make an appearance, however it was not quite as gruesome as legend may have it. It was very rare that gladiators were actually killed in the arena and certainly not ...
What a glorious day to wake up to. The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky and not a puff of wind, today is going to be awesome. We headed to Remoulins just north of Nimes to have a look at even grander Aqueduct than that at Castries and it didn't disappoint. Pont Du Gard. This piece of engineering is truly spectacular and to think that it was constructed in the years around 50AD is even more amazing and the fact that it is still standing is significant. This aqueduct ...
Fontvieille, in the Provence region of France was our next 7 night stay. It is a great base for exploring the region.
It is a old, quiet town that doesn't have a lot of attractions, except the old windmill.
That took about 5 mins before the kids were ready to go.
The house is another cool place, this one like a cave with a large rear projector to watch movies.
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 ...
... as we got to buying some- we had already
bought too much wine n other vineyard visits!
The next four photos are of the medieval town of Uzes, 20
minutes away and a favourite of ours – a wonderful market.
Not far from there, we visited Pont du Gard, the ...