Nimes, a charming city with her share of Roman Empire’s rise and fall. Nimes has some of the world’s best preserved ancient Roman architecture, including the Nimes Arena and the Roman temple, Maison Carree. Continue reading
We went to Theatre Antique d’Arles for the Roman show and re-enactment of the Olympic games. (Available from 10th July to 30th August, Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 12pm, as of 2012). Too bad it was all in French, otherwise it was interesting to watch:) Continue reading
When I saw the Van Gogh Cafe (Le Cafe La Nuit), it was like deja vu come true seeing it side by side with the Cafe Terrace painting. Continue reading
Flamingos! Flamingos!!! We were so excited to see our very first flamboyance of flamingos at the Camargue.
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.
Pont Du Guard Official Website
Admission Fee: 18 Euros per car. Includes parking, visit to the bridge and museum.
The Theatre Antique of Orange is one spectacular and magnificent structure. It is the best-preserved Roman theater in Europe and part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is one of the few remaining theaters with an intact stage wall and today, it is used for Choregies d’Orange, a summer opera festival in August. Continue reading
L’Isle Sur La Sorgue, also known as the “Little Venice” of Provence, is a small village encircled by the Sorgue River. The crystal-clear water, working waterwheels, frolicking ducks and the blooming flowers give a rather romantic and charming atmosphere to the town.
Menerbes is yet another picture-perfect village of Provence region, and among the seven most beautiful villages in France. Menerbes is a peaceful and serene town. A little too peaceful it almost feels sleepy. Continue reading
Roussillon is a gorgeous colorful village in Provence. Roussillon is surrounded by ochre cliffs which were once mined in the 19th century for the ochre pigmentation. The villagers made use of this gift of nature and painted the village in splendor. On the village look out point, the village presents an overall ash-pinkish hue, but as you wander through the streets, you’ll discover brilliant shades of red, orange, brown and yellow. Continue reading