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Published: November 10th 2017
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We got up and headed over to Les Baux again. This time we did not let the GPS take us, we picked our own route. We arrived there in about a half an hour. It was a sunny, but very windy day. Les Baux Is a small village with a huge old castle at the top of a large hill. The wind had to be blowing at least 50 MPH. We walked thru the village and toured the old castle. There isn't a lot of it left, but it looked really cool. The views from the top were very good.
After touring Les Baux we decided to drive to Avignon to finish our tour. We went to see the Popes Palace, which had a long line in front of it the day before. No lines today, that was nice. We found an Irish Pub in downtown Avignon and had dinner there. Then back to our hotel and a good nights sleep.
The next morning, we headed over to Arles to finish our tour there. We went to the Amphitheatre, which is a smaller version of the Colliseum in Rome. We then headed over to the Museum Reattu for
a while. After that, we went to the Vincent Van Gogh museum, only to find out that there was only one painting of his there even though he lived here for a year and painted over 200 paintings here. Next we had some lunch and went to the Les Thermes de Constantin, the Roman baths. After the Roman baths we went over to the Les Cryptoportiques, which are actually a set of tunnels under the forum. They were full of little shops back in the 3rd century BC.
We walked back to our car to go to another museum on the other side of town. I put the info into the GPS and started to go there. I crossed a street and ran over something. It turned out to be a small curb jutting out into the street. I thought everything was OK until red lights started appearing on the dash. Oh, oh something is wrong. We drove slowly to the next street and I found a place to pull over. Oh shit, we had a flat tire. I got out and looked at the tire and it had a split in the sidewall. No repairing that one! We
called our Eurodrive company and explained what had happened. They called a garage to come out and change the tire. The car has a spare, but it is one of those donut tires. We waited 2 hours for the guy to show up and I finally decided to change it myself. When we got the spare out of the trunk, it said that we couldn't use it on the front of the car. So I had to put it on the back and move the back tire to the front. While I was doing this I discovered that the rear tire, now on the front, had a split in it also. It was still holding air, though. So now, we will have to go to the Renault dealer tomorrow and hopefully they will have 2 tires to replace our split tires. If not, I don't know what will happen. We are supposed to drive to Nice tomorrow, a 154 mile drive. Stay tuned for the next chapter .
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