Friday France Photo: Subway in Nîmes
Friday March 06th 2009, 2:20 pm
Filed under: food and drinks,Gard,Languedoc-Roussillon,photos

subway sandwiches in france nimes
The sandwich invasion, not the underground transportation system.

L’abbaye Saint-André / Saint André Abbey in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Tuesday January 13th 2009, 7:38 am
Filed under: Gard,garden,photos,Provence,tips,travel and places,travel tip

We were lucky to stumble upon a charming, 14th century, fortified medieval village called Villeneuve les Avignon (Region: Languedoc-Roussillon, Department: Gard), which sits atop Mont Andaon and is situated just a couple of miles outside of the city of Avignon, across the Rhône River. Instead of passing by it, we decided to see what was within the walls. No regrets because inside those walls we found a hidden gem, particularly the abbey and the Italian style gardens of Saint André.

During the same time as the Avignon festivals (July/August), Villeneuve has its own festivities, Villeneuve en Scène, with over 20 groups performing concerts, musicals and plays. Here’s a quick slideshow of some photos I took.

Saint André Abbey in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

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Late Edition: Friday France Photo – Butcher in Nimes

butcher in nimes
Specializing in beef, apparently. How good have we gotten at disassociating the cow from the steak? Very good.

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Friday France Photo: Cafe in Nimes

cafe nimes france

The Cafe de la grande bourse is probably one the best placed cafes in Nimes, one that offers a good view of the colosseum and a main side walk, perfect for people watching. It had been a while since I was in Nimes, and it looks like over the last 5 years or so, they’ve cleaned things up tremendously, and it’s now a nicer place for walking and sightseeing.

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Friday France Photo: Restaurant Name FAIL!

le sake restaurant in nimes france

This restaurant’s name probably doesn’t bug other people as much as it bugs me – but what on earth are people thinking in Nimes??? The restaurant is called, “Le Sake,” you know, “sake” being the alcoholic beverage made of fermented rice from JAPAN!? YET. The restaurant specializes in Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. That’s like calling a place Sombrero and selling underpants there.

You know what I mean.

I don’t care if the restaurant is good or not – I’m boycotting!

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