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Arles, the Camargue and Le Baux

Today we visited the city of Arles where we had coffee at the cafe made famous by Van Gogh in his painting, Le Cafe la nuit.





We also admired the cathedral of St Trophime and the famous ampitheatre:







After Arles we headed out to the Camargue where we saw black bulls, white horses and flamingos amongst the marshland and lagoons:





Then we had lunch at a seaside town in the Camargue called St Marie de Mer where there is a famous church where gypsies make an annual pilgrimage to worship their patron saint, Saint Sarah!





Finally we went to the village of Les Baux a village built on a rocky crag with the ruins of a castle perched above it:





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suilven
May. 22nd, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
Looks a nice trip! Is it warm?
tx_cronopio
May. 23rd, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
yay! Looks like great fun!
sheaj34
May. 23rd, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)
Le Cafe la nuit
Oh that painting is on loan to the Lady Lever art Gallery at the moment, although, not for much longer. I was only looking at that the other week! That was great connecting the two places together!
ringbark
May. 23rd, 2009 10:28 am (UTC)
You didn't say what colour the flamingos were.
(Anonymous)
May. 24th, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
Hi
What beautiful pictures Viv. Have a great time.
Love Sandra
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