The World Class Traveler

The World Class Traveler

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Off to Nimes

Today Insight Vacations transported us to The Paris Gare de Lyon train station where we will begin our journey to Nimes, France.

Our tickets were checked as we boarded the train and we found our assigned seats.  If you need to use the bathroom or get hungry don't panic, there is a restroom on the bottom and top floor as well as a bar on the second floor with goodies, like muffins, fruit, candy, and drinks.  The ride was quite smooth and the view was very nice.

Once we arrived in Nimes we then boarded a bus and headed to Skalli Grand Vin Du Rhone to taste some fine French wine.  

We were taken to a room where we were surrounded by large wine barrels and we gathered around a table that had two bottles each of white and red wine.  The sommelier took us through the process of how the wine is made and showed us how to properly taste the wine.

We now head to Nimes which sits on the border between Provence and Languedoc. There is a lot of Roman influence here and that is evident when I see the Arena of Nimes in the center of this historic town.  It did remind me very much of the Coliseum in Rome when I was there.



After getting a glimpse of this very small but quaint town we were taken to our 4 star hotel, Hotel Imperator where I got a well deserved good nights sleep to prepare me for some more fun in Nimes!!

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