Tom, Mike's cousin, had arrived the day before and was staying in the same apartment complex as we were. Our room was quite large with a galley kitchen and acceptable bathroom albeit stark in appointments. We thought it was good compared to our places everywhere else except Brussels, which was excellent!
Chateaux de Papes:
We ate at a US type 1950s diner complete with billiard room in l'Orange first. Quite comical considering where we were! From here we walked into the heart of town to the Roman Theatre ruins. It's been restored and is used for concerts, operas, etc. A beautiful structure and quite amazing!
Arch d'Triumph: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_Arch_of_Orange
Our last stop of the day was the gorgeous and incredible Pont de Gard. This ancient Roman aquaduct is quite unbelievable! http://www.pontdugard.fr/en
On our walk down into town, we followed the suggested route and came upon the most wonderful little bistro where we had lunch. A true French experience where we lingered for quite awhile savoring the moment.
For those that would still like a few more photos: https://app.sugarsync.com/iris/wf/D646513_05977316_6886501