On arrival on the west bank of the River Rhone, we walked past the small shops and museum dedicated to the Pont du Gard, before spying the enormous structure before us. The aqueduct is set over white crops of rock, grassy embankments and cool, bubbling water.
After walking over the to the right bank via the aqueduct, we skimmed stones on the river and took some photos. We imagined how much busier and more fun it would be in Summer, as the water looked so inviting. But alas, only a few owners' dogs were brave enough to take the plunge today!
Heading home, we stumbled across the small Provencal village of Aramon's annual Fair of Saint-Martin. Apparently, this fair has been a part of Aramon's history since 1703. Hundreds of stall-holders and residents dressed in peasant and Roman outfits filled the streets. Cheese, sausages, paintings, craft, sweets and clothing were all for sale. Music and performers provided entertainment and lively conversation swirled around our ears. It seemed that all of Aramon's nearly 4,000 residents were there. It was such a joyful and energetic atmosphere.
|Sean, Brett, Brett Snr and Eloise at Pont du Gard|
|Eloise rests under one of the beautiful trees near Pont du Gard|
|Sean on the rocky outcrops near Pont du Gard|
|Eloise nestles in the rocks near the Pont du Gard|
|The famous aqueduct of Pont du Gard|
|Pont du Gard, Provence|
|Brett skims some stones on the River Rhone|
|Only dogs dared brave the icy waters near Pont du Gard|
|Sunshine over the Pont du Gard|
|Autumn hues near Pont du Gard|
|Eloise, Brett Snr, Brett and Sean enjoy Aramon's, "Foire de la Saint Martin"|
|Aramon's wonderful annual November fair, Provence|
|Roman "warriors" combat in Aramon|
|Fabulous costumes on display in Aramon|
|A Roman warrior prepares for battle in Aramon|
|Music filled the streets at Aramon's Saint Martin fair|