Back to Nimes, France today. We visited the amphitheater. It is the best preserved ampitheatre, better than Rome or Arles.
France Spring 2011
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Today we drove to Arles, France. First of all, parking was a pain in the ass! There wasn't any street parking to speak of. People in France park ANYWHERE. Then we got stick going up and down very narrow streets. One time it was so bad, I had to get out and run down the street to see if the street was open at the end and also to see if our big car (Renault Kangaroo) would make the turn. Some mice French lady helped us navigate our car around the curve. She must ha...
After we toured Avignon, the Pont des Benezet, we drove to Nimes, France. There we visited Pont du Gard aqueducts. Dated back to 19 b.c. The Romans built each piece like puzzle pieces and used no mortar. Amazing! The pictures don't really give you a sense of the size. It's just huge!
Today we went exploring Le Palais des Papes and Pont Saint Benezet. This is where the popes used to live before Rome became their home. Pont Saint Benezet was named after a shepard boy that said he had s dream that God sent him a message to tell the village people to build a bridge. The laughed at first and then they did just that. It had been washed away by floods and only part remains now.
Today we took the subway and visited the Louvre. Absolutely outstanding. Not nearly enough time there but we had to catch the rail to Avignon. We saw the Mona Lisa. We made it the rail with about 5 minutes to spare! Way too close. The train goes about 300 Mph. what a way to get around.