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ARLES,& CARCASSONNE, FRANCE.

Southern France

Southern France has many lovely places to visit, here are two of them.-- First Arles.
Arles is a city near the Wetlands of the Camargue. Its history is from before the Romans.
Arles was the capital of Roman Gaul. The river Rhone is here with Boat trips, or a stroll. Vincent Van
Gogh , the Dutch post-impressionist painter lived in Arles from February 1888 to
May 1889, painting over 300 paintings and drawings. His house is no longer on site. -- The main tourist attraction is
the Roman Amphitheatre with its two tiers. The hight is 21m. It was used for Gladiatortial
Combat by the Romans. Today it is used for Bullfights and Concerts. The towers on the Amphitheatre were added in medieval times. -- On entering Arles by the Cavalry Gate is the Fontane Well and Fountain. It as the large Medallion of Paul Balze. -- The Town Hall is in Place De La Rebublique. -- Train connections are to Avignon, Nimes, Marseille, Bordeaux and Paris.
I was staying in Avignon and took a day trip.ARLES,  FRANCE.  -- Bar  Fontane,  Well and  fountain.--  Large  medallion of Paul Balze.  --  Lion of  Arles in  stonework  at  top.

ARLES, FRANCE. -- Bar Fontane, Well and fountain.-- Large medallion of Paul Balze. -- Lion of Arles in stonework at top.

ARLES,  FRANCE.   -- Cavalry  Gate.     Northern  entrance.

ARLES, FRANCE. -- Cavalry Gate. Northern entrance.

ARLES  FRANCE.

ARLES FRANCE.

ARLES  FRANCE.

ARLES FRANCE.

ARLES  FRANCE.  Amphiteatre  Roman  Arena.

ARLES FRANCE. Amphiteatre Roman Arena.

ARLES  FRANCE.   Roman  Arena, not as well preserved has  Nimes.

ARLES FRANCE. Roman Arena, not as well preserved has Nimes.

ARLES  FRANCE.    --  View from  wall of  Arena.

ARLES FRANCE. -- View from wall of Arena.

TOWN OF  ARLES  FRANCE.

TOWN OF ARLES FRANCE.

ARLES  FRANCE.  View from  Arena wall.

ARLES FRANCE. View from Arena wall.

ARLES   FRANCE.  Inside  Roman  Arena.   Is that a  Roman  Tractor ?

ARLES FRANCE. Inside Roman Arena. Is that a Roman Tractor ?

ARLES  FRANCE.   Inside  Arena..  The  tower is a  Medieval  addon.

ARLES FRANCE. Inside Arena.. The tower is a Medieval addon.

ARLES  FRANCE

ARLES FRANCE

ARLES,  FRANCE   Roman  arena,   Tower added in  medieval  times.

ARLES, FRANCE Roman arena, Tower added in medieval times.

ARLES,  FRANCE

ARLES, FRANCE

ARLES,  FRANCE.  --  Town Hall,  in Place de la  Republique.

ARLES, FRANCE. -- Town Hall, in Place de la Republique.

ARLES,  FRANCE. --  St Trophime Church.   R.C --  Former  Cathedral.

ARLES, FRANCE. -- St Trophime Church. R.C -- Former Cathedral.

ARLES,  FRANCE.  St. Trophime  church  ,  carvings.

ARLES, FRANCE. St. Trophime church , carvings.

ARLES,  FRANCE     St. Trophime church   , bell tower.

ARLES, FRANCE St. Trophime church , bell tower.

ARLES,  FRANCE.   BOAT  TRIPS  ON THE  RIVER  RHONE.

ARLES, FRANCE. BOAT TRIPS ON THE RIVER RHONE.

ARLES,  FRANCE,  --  Stroll by the  river  Rhone.

ARLES, FRANCE, -- Stroll by the river Rhone.


-----CARCASSONNE is a Fortified City in Department Arde in region of Occitanie South
France. Area from Neolithic times. The Canal Du Midi is 240km long and runs through
Carcassonne . Near the rail station is a Lock and it is a sight to watch boats go through.
--- The Castle or Citadel is known as Cite De Carcassonne is a 20 minutes walk from rail
station. I stayed at the Hotel Bristol in Avenue Du Marechal Foch.CARCASSONNE   FRANCE  --  Hotel  Bristol.  --  25  minutes  walk   from  Citadel.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE -- Hotel Bristol. -- 25 minutes walk from Citadel.

CARCASSONNE,  FRANCE  -- Hotel in  this  street,  Avenue Du  Marechal  Foch

CARCASSONNE, FRANCE -- Hotel in this street, Avenue Du Marechal Foch

CARCASSONNE   FRANCE.  -- Canal Du  Midi. --The  canal  is 240 km long.  Built in the 17th century.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. -- Canal Du Midi. --The canal is 240 km long. Built in the 17th century.

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE. --  Boat in Canal du  Midi  lock.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. -- Boat in Canal du Midi lock.

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE,  Railway  station.  trains to Toulouse, Perpignan, Paris,  Marseille

CARCASSONNE FRANCE, Railway station. trains to Toulouse, Perpignan, Paris, Marseille

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE..  --Modern  town.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE.. --Modern town.

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE .  --   Streets in  lower town  in  September.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE . -- Streets in lower town in September.

CARCASSONNE   FRANCE.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE.

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE.    First sight of  Cite De Carcassonne.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. First sight of Cite De Carcassonne.

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE..  The  Ditch  of the  Citadel  Castle.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE.. The Ditch of the Citadel Castle.

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE.   The  castle  outside.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. The castle outside.

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE.  -- The Citadel is  a Medieval  Fortress with a Drawbridge,  and  Ditch.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. -- The Citadel is a Medieval Fortress with a Drawbridge, and Ditch.

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE.  The  outside  wall of the  Citadel.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. The outside wall of the Citadel.

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE.   First  sight of Fortified  town.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. First sight of Fortified town.

CARCASSONNE   FRANCE.   The  town  inside the  Citadel.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. The town inside the Citadel.

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE.   Town inside the  Citadel.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. Town inside the Citadel.

CARCASSONNE   FRANCE.  The  Citadel  way in.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. The Citadel way in.

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE..The  Castle  known as Cite De Carcassonne

CARCASSONNE FRANCE..The Castle known as Cite De Carcassonne

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE.  --Inside the  Castle.   --  A Medieval  Fortress.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. --Inside the Castle. -- A Medieval Fortress.

CARCASSONNE   FRANCE.  --   From the  castle  wall.  -- Plenty of  trees.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. -- From the castle wall. -- Plenty of trees.

CARCASSONNE   FRANCE.  --  Inside the Fortified Castle

CARCASSONNE FRANCE. -- Inside the Fortified Castle

CARCASSONNE  FRANCE.

CARCASSONNE FRANCE.

History everywhere..

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