Travel Blogs from Avignon
The amphitheatre at Arles was a big surprise. We've been to Rome and seen the Colosseum. We've seem amphitheatres in many parts of the world including Syria and Jordan but this one was amazing. It is used currently for - bullfights! Yes France has them to - who would have thought... We walked around the passageways and tiers and imagined a time of …
I'm in Avignon, in a lovely old hotel inside the walled town. I had an interesting experience on the TGV coming over from Nice today. Stupidly, I managed to sit at the correct seat number, but in the wrong carriage. Well, I was booted out of my seat part-way along the journey. You aren't supposed to make the same mistake twice; but I think I've done this before! Cathie, ...
We made a half day trip to Arles from Nimes by train.
Being a small village we were able to see most of what there was in the central part quite easily. There is the main arena, roughly the same size as the arena in Nimes, and also the Ampitheatre nearby, which is mostly ruins now.
The other main attraction of ...
... it was the weekend and very soon after New Year's Day.
I missed out on seeing the Gardens and the Castle as I arrived late and they'd already done it.
From here we also did a half-day trip to Arles - see next entry.
There are other smaller villages around to do day trips to/from, such as Avignon.
Marseilles and Montpelier are also 2-3 hours away by train.
... intimate French bistro where the food, wine and service could not be faulted. With encouragement, we tried snails which were actually not bad at all, a meaty earthy taste but perfectly palatable when cooked in garlic butter. I guess, when in France, do as the French! Main courses were delicious followed by beautifully presented desserts and all washed down with local red wine...Go Bro!
Not one to stand still, Peter was up and out the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMistral Avignon
The Hotel is quite well located to the walled city (a couple of kilometers, which we walked). Parking was in the street but seemed quite safe. WIFI was available, rooms were clean with ensuite.
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