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Leaving Nice we drove through Cannes and had a quick look then on to Arles. This town was once home to Vincent Van Gogh but also contains a lot of stunning Roman Architecture. The town is small, quiet and very old. There is a Van Gogh trail however many of the sights of his painting no longer exist in their orginal state but still great to follow in his footsteps..
... sees me carefully reading the lonely planet guide for Avignon. Well, actually reading and scribbling to indicate paragraphs of interest. She starts a conversation, mostly in English!! It turns out, she used to be a writer for lonely planet, and saw me defacing "her" old magazine. She now lives in Paris and is the publisher for some French trail walking guides. I'd ...
... the van Gogh tour, as he actually spent some time here and completed several of his works of art.
This is an interesting little tour and worth doing if you have the time, and definitely if you're a fan of van Gogh.
We arrived just after midday and just missed the farmers markets near the Tourist Information ...
... 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.
... fun night. Tonight at dinner we finally cracked it with Raoel. He asked me about my blue drink and then was talking with us through dinner. The other English speakers on the boat who all share our table for meals are all pretty good value. Their are 4 English, Angela & Rob and Enid & Terry. Two from Samoa, Saone & Graham. And two Americans, the blind man Raoul & Beatrice. Another beautiful fine hot day of ...