Nimes, a traffic clogged, ugly city from the outside has amazing Roman architecture at its heart.  To get to the old town we cycled along a stinky canal and narrowly avoided colliding with a monster cane rat that could have eaten Odie for breakfast.

We primarily wanted to see the amphitheater, but during the summer months the venue is used for concerts.  Jamiroquai got to see the inside of the amphitheatre but we didn’t!  The other Roman buildings, monuments and park more than made up for it though.  If you are going to see the main Roman attractions in Nimes, get hold of a billet de Nimes which will reduce your entry fees.

We have struggled with internet access in France. Today we bought an international wifi roaming passport from BT Openzone only to find that it won’t co-operate with the local wifi suppliers.  There is an internet cafe in Nimes with relatively cheap access, but mind you don’t trip over the mess of cables or the tourists snoozing in the corner.