This is all about different adventures to be have in the region north of where the Rhone split into the Petit Rhone and the Grand Rhone to form the Camargue. It is also about human engineering and the changes in entertainement options since the Roman Empire to our modern days. The proof is in the pudding, as, if you are ready my prose, you have become a virtual traveller - with better tools than this famous 19th century writer, Jules Verne and his "Around the World in Eighty Days" adventure! Or maybe not...
The twin cities of Tarascon and Beaucaire sit on each side of the Rhone, one in Provence, the other one in Languedoc. And they both offer quite a number of attractions. Here are some.
Beaucaire is a quite different city, mainly because of the port at the beginning of the Canal from the Rhone to Sete, and another Castle. It is bustling with activity and there are lots of nice little restaurants around the harbour. It is where you can rent a house boat to go down to Sete and the Etang de THau via the Canal from the Rhone to Sete, a leisurely trip mainly at sea level, so no much fun to have going through locks, but still a nice way to cross some eerie landscape. You can also just go for a day return trip, just for a taste!
Nimes is a beautiful city, full of life and Roman heritage, specially the Arenes, used for events and "corridas", the bull fights which are still very much part of the local tradition, together with the yearly "toro" race in the streets of the old town - not to be missed, but I strongly recommend you stay behind the barricades...These young bulls are quite wild! - well, they are young bulls, after all...
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