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Nimes, Pont du Gard and Avignon, Marsailles or Spain

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Nimes, Pont du Gard and Avignon, Marsailles or Spain

Hi, we are now in Montpellier and have two weekends upcoming. Where would you suggest we go? We have made our base stay in Montpelliar and have visited Sete yesterday. We are here for some language clause and for this week we only have a class on Friday afternoon. This leaves us with three full days - sat to mon as our next class starts on Tuesday afternoon.

The following week our time off is from fir to sun as our class starts on mon afternoon.

With two weekends we were thinking of taking this opportunity to travel a bit and see some other places nearby.

But we note that many people do a one day trip to Avignon, Pont du gard and nimes. Do you recommend that or should we take a train to nimes and stay over night and then go to Avignon? Or would a bus be better? Is there enough to do in each place if we were to stay there overnight?

For the other weekend we are thinking of either Marseilles or Spain? Any suggestions?

Thanks for any advise and assistance in advance.

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1. Re: Nimes, Pont du Gard and Avignon, Marsailles or Spain

You can take the high speed train to Barcelona from Montpellier but it may be expensive if you buy a ticket at the last moment. You would definitely need to spend at least one in Barcelona to make it worthwhile.

Nîmes is only 30 minutes by train from Montpellier so it may not be worthwhile spending a night there if you already have accommodation in Montpellier. The same could be said for Avignon, which is a journey of about 60 minutes from Montpellier. There are no buses between Montpellier and Nîmes. There is a very infrequent (but cheap) bus between Nîmes and Avignon - see edgard-transport.fr/ftp/…20inclus.pdf

The Pont du Gard can be reached by bus from both Nîmes and Avignon. A day trip from Montpellier is perfectly possible except perhaps on Sundays when very few buses operate.

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2. Re: Nimes, Pont du Gard and Avignon, Marsailles or Spain

Hi, thanks for the information. I spent a day in Nimes and it was great. Did not manage to go to Pont du Gard because we found the bus schedule too late.

Now we have only one full day left. We are thinking of somewhere with a port. Any recommendations? We have been to Sete.

Thanks.

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3. Re: Nimes, Pont du Gard and Avignon, Marsailles or Spain

Marseille ?

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5. Re: Nimes, Pont du Gard and Avignon, Marsailles or Spain

Thanks for the suggestions. Marseilles is a bit so I will check out the other place.

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6. Re: Nimes, Pont du Gard and Avignon, Marsailles or Spain

Thanks for the suggestions. Marseilles is a bit so I will check out the other place.

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7. Re: Nimes, Pont du Gard and Avignon, Marsailles or Spain

I'd do some research on Sete. It is an easily reached small port.

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