Two of the great cities of Provence.
Arles is not pronounced “aaarles” … as in rhymes with “darls ….”
Aussies take note, the French throw the letters of the alphabet lazily around the backs of their throats and let them purr there until they evaporate …
Try and say it
You emphasise the first letters, slightly say the second last ‘e’, and don’t say the ‘s’
They have a big cathedral there and a colosseum. Arles was under Roman rule like much of this area. I get interested in art and architecture but know that many people dread being dragged through the ‘ABC tour’ of Europe (ie, another bl**dy cathedral / castle ) so being selective with photos … let me know if you are interested in seeing more of anything
in Avignon we went to the famous “pont” and learned that many generations of Popes lived there (in a big castle … not on the pont which is broken now). “Pont” means bridge and the one in Avignon was so famous it has a song about it …. ‘sur Le pont d’Avignon …’ which you may have learned as we did in school
Not going to say if we danced sur le pont …