dimanche 6 novembre 2011

Alain and I enjoy taking a weekend and visiting nearby cities. We have been to Arles (my first birthday here in France), Avignon (our first wedding anniversary), Nimes (his birthday a few years ago), Lyon (wedding anniversary a few years ago). We hadn't done any weekends away together lately (okay, really for several years, ever since we started working non-stop), so for my birthday (today- 32 years old!) I reserved a hotel in Orange, which is only about an hour away by highway.

(me, tired, bedraggled, and looking like something the cat dragged in out of the rain ->)

As it rained all last week and it was predicted to rain all weekend, we considered delaying our trip, but it was too late.

We left Saturday morning in the rain, arrived in Orange in the rain, checked into our hotel in the rain, went to eat lunch in the rain, went to visit the Antique Roman Theater in the rain, went back to our hotel in the rain, went to dinner in the rain, strolled around the city at night in the rain, went to breakfast in the rain, visited a museum in the rain, went to visit the Arc d'Triomphe in the rain, went to lunch in the rain, left Orange in the rain, and returned to Marseille where it is still raining!

Our socks, shoes, and jeans are all soaked.

Anyway, we had a good time. There were hardly any tourists, and we ate at some nice places. The hotel was very well situated, and only 50€ + 4€ for parking.

I would like to go back and see a concert or opera in the theater, but I imagine the tickets are expensive.

3 commentaires:

Starman a dit…

Bon Anniversaire!!
Orange looks fabuloso.

Michel a dit…

Happy birthday. I hope you had a great birthday despite the rainy weather. Orange is really nice town in good weather. You will have to go back. We are there frequently as Orange is only about 20 minutes from our house in Sablet. I am glad you posted about your birthday, it reminded me today is my brother's birthday.

Sara Louise a dit…

The only bonus of the rain... the lack of tourists! Avignon was practically empty over the weekend.
Belated birthday wishes to you :-)

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