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Pont Du Gard @ France. Day 9 (IV)

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We visited Pont du Gard on our way from Orange to Arles.   Pont du Gard literally means “the bridge over Gard River”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Romans constructed this three-tier bridge standing at 50 m tall for the transportation of water .  We reached there about 7 pm just before sunset and this ancient Roman aqueduct was glowing in golden rays and the magnificent structure really is a masterpiece well-preserved after 2000 years of construction.

As we arrived late, the museum was already closed so unfortunately we missed that.  Admission is 18 Euros per car, which includes parking, visit to the museum and the bridge.

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More Info
Pont Du Guard Official Website
Admission Fee: 18 Euros per car.  Includes parking, visit to the bridge and museum.

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Best Western Atrium @ Arles France

IMG_2989Best Western Atrium in Arles is centrally located with the Tourist Information Center and old town just walking distance away.  We unloaded our luggage and parked offstreet on the lane perpendicular to the hotel.  (There was hotel parking but it was full when we arrived.)


The lobby, waiting area and the lounge bar are brightly colored, and jive vibrantly with the Provençal theme.  You will feel instantly welcomed by the colors – the hues of greens, the reds and the browns.  The lounge bar reminds me of Van Gogh’s pool table picture.

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The room is spacious enough for two with a small desk, flat screen TV, balcony and a comfortable bed.  And most importantly, WIFI and air conditioning are available!

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Coffee making facility is available with sweets and cookies.

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The bathroom is clean but quite small, almost like the size of bathrooms in Tokyo.  As you can see, the sink and the mirror maximize the  corner of the wall.  Nonetheless, the bathroom serves its purpose with adequate bathroom amenities.

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The corridor.

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The roof-top area is awesome with a pool and a dining area splashed in red and yellow (reminds me of Roussillon).  Unfortunately we did not get to use the pool as we only stayed for one night and checked out early the next morning.  But we did buy some breakfast from a bakery nearby and enjoyed it at the roof-top.

Overall, our stay at Best Western Atrium in Arles was enjoyable and wished we could have stayed longer to use the facilities like the pool and lounge bar.

More Info
Best Western Atrium Official Website.
Address: 1 rue Emile Fassin 13200 Arles, France
Tél: 04 90 49 92 92 – Fax: 04 90 93 38 59
Email : [email protected]

Rates : From 85 Euros (low season) – 180 Euros (high season), depending on the type of rooms you book.

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