Itinerary covers main attractions in Paris – the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre Coeur, Catacombs, Pantheon, Chateau de Versailles, Centre Pompidou, Musee D’Orsay and Les Invalides. In Provence/ Southern France – Arles, Nimes, Orange, Pont Du Gard, the Camargue, Gordes, Roussillon, Menerbes, Lourmarin, L’Isle Sur La Sorgue and Aix En Provence.
It was our last day in Southern France. So much to see and so little time!! We visited the Theatre Antique d’Arles, Arles Amphitheater, L’Espace Van Gogh, and we were left with not much time to explore the rest of Arles.
We did manage to wander through streets of Arles, cherishing the last few moments before we said good-bye to Southern France 🙁
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
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
After our 2.5 hours train ride on the TGV, we are in Avignon, the city of the Popes!
We stopped at the Blue Pools on our way from Fox Glacier to Wanaka via Haast Pass. The Blue Pools are located at Mount Aspiring National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We did a short walk into the woods going through the silver-beech woods, using a combination of well maintained path, suspension bridge and board-walks. Continue reading
Hiking the Franz Josef Glacier was one of the most unique experiences I have ever had. If you are visiting the west coast region of New Zealand, I would really highly recommend this activity. Continue reading