From Grasse to Nimes
Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
130Trip End Oct 01, 2012
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Where I stayed
Camping La Bastida
The next day we got ready to catch the bus to the city of Nimes.
History time : The founding of Nimes goes back to the 6th century BC.It displays a Amphitheatre built at the end of the first century AD. It measures 133m in length and 101m in width. The facade is 21m high.
All together 20.000 spectators were able to watch the hunting and fighting spectacles featuring animals and gladiatores. It is an absolute spectacle in the city and surprises you when you reach it at the end of the boulevard. We went inside and climbed the stairs to the very top of the arena, an absolute delight to see and the view over the city is spectacular. Amazing how all this is still standing after all this time. We also did the tourist walk in old Nimes, so many attractions and sights to see, it's just amazing how all this has been preserved. We also came across the covered markets which is like a big arcade with produce. If one had the space to store all the stuff available to you , you would spend money like there was no tomorrow. One item looked more delicious than the next, oh the choices we had to make, and you thought that we were doing it easy eh.. We knew we would be back there later that day to buy some cheese , there is so much to choose from you cannot ignore it. Walked around for a while longer, had the usual pit stop for coffee in order to keep us going
Arrived home tired and weary, had a nice hot shower and a few drinks with the people parked next to us. Nimes is a facinating city to visit, too much history to take in for one day but we are glad we had at least a taste of it. I'll let the photos tell the story.
A lovely day once again, how lucky we are to be able to do all this.