Then we drove to Tarascon to visit the Église Sainte-Marthe, named for another woman who knew Jesus personally, came to France after his death, and is famous for taming a local monster with holy water. We also saw the imposing Chateau de Tarascon with its moat and representation of the monster! We finished the day in Arles, where to our disappointment Van Gogh's Cafe de Nuit was closed since it's the off season for tourists, but we got to see some spots where Van Gogh painted as well as some of the Roman ruins, plus we found a little cafe that stayed open late to serve us wine plus excellent bread and cheese concoctions!
There are several courtyards and chambers in various states of reconstruction after the buildings were used as barracks once the
We drove across the Rhône to see the walled city and its towers rising above the river.
Here is Paul below the famous aqueduct at Pont du Gard.
And here are both of us a little less than halfway across it.
This is the moat of the castle at Tarascon, where Saint Martha tamed a monster.
Here we are within the walls of Arles at the amphitheatre...
...and outside on the riverbank where Van Gogh painted Starry Night Over the Rhone.