Auberge Des Balastres
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... of the theatre and Orange (Oh-rahnge). Originally a celtic town, Caesars 2nd legion were rewarded in retirement with land in the area as they had been responsible for subjugating it. Roman soldiers weren’t necessarily “Italian”, however in the case of Caesars legions, they ...
... ready for the afternoon tour.
We took the optional tour to the Pont du Gard. It was wonderful seeing this ancient treasure. It was interesting to learn that long after the Romans the people used the aqueduct as a road. It was a beautiful day. I wish we spent more time just sitting in the sun. Unfortunately, we went into the museum – it was by far the worst museum I've ever been ...
Day 6 A Van Gogh Day March 30, 2015 Tarascon &Arles
Arles is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has many preserved Roman ruins. The Venus d'Arles is now at the Louvre. Here one can see part of the ancient aqueduct and the amphitheater.
They gave us another alternative tour which we took. It was a Van Gogh themed tour. I felt I had seen enough Roman ruins (although they were pointed out anyway) and wanted to focus on Van Gogh. ...
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.
... of his work in the exact spot where he painted them. It is remarkable that in some cases the painting and the current setting are nearly identical. Unfortunately the Van Gogh Foundation is closed for a few weeks so we were not able to visit this exhibit. After wandering the old town Anne and I have lunch in one of the old squares before heading to Les Baux. This is only a 15 min drive and you can see the impressive hilltop village and ...