Viv (vivh) wrote,
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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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