Is This the real France ?
It is very noticable that this area of France has long been influenced by it's Spanish and Italian neighbours.
You most obviously see this in the food - with Pizza and Paella available in many places, but also in traditions such as bullfighting and in the generally more laid back and relaxed 'mediterranean' feel of the place.
I'm not saying the Parisians are cold in comparison but.....
The city of Arles
The city of Arles
The roman remains, and above all the arena, are great. The downtown area is simply a maze... a nightmare if you are driving, a dream if you are walking and browsing at random.
Classification: Hiking , Meeting New People , Photography , Site Seeing
Je te salue au loin, belle...
Je te salue au loin, belle rose, ô tour Magne !
La Tour Magne tournait sur sa colline laurée
Et dansait lentement, lentement s'obombrait
Tandis que les amants descendaient la colline
La tour dansait lentement comme une sarrazine.
Apollinaire, Guillaume - lettre à Lou
- Roman temple
constructed: abt. 16 BC
‘builder’: Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
inscription: "To Gaius Caesar, son of Augustus, Consul; to Lucius Caesar, son of Augustus, Consul designate; to the princes of youth." -wikipedia
- arena or amphitheatre, still in use
constructed: 1 century A.D.
length: 133 meters / 436 feet
width: 101 meters / 331 feet
height: 21 meters / 70 feet
- last standing Nimes Roman watchtower built atop an earlier 18 meter / 60 foot tower
constructed: 2 century A.D.
height: 32 meters / 105 feet
address: Mont Cavalier
A very french break
"Another ryanair effort"
Ryanair seems to specialise in flyng to airports you never knew you wanted to go to until you saw the price.
But here at last an airport near a place I' ve actually heard of before.
On the other hand I'm not sure if the Ryanair staff at Stansted had heard of it as it was shown at the check in desks as "Nines" and "Neims", both of which were new to me !