We drove back to Arles only to discover that we had punctured a tyre...again! We seem to have a habit of puncturing tyres whilst on holidays. The Europcar number we rang sent out someone fairly quickly to change the tyre over for us but unfortunately we still had to the task of finding a replacement spare tyre. The Europcar outlets in town had closed for the weekend. Richard, the owner of our house kindly rang up Europcar's freecall number for us. Europcar advised that if we bought a spare tyre that they would reimburse us. He then accompanied Malcolm on a hunt for a tyre whilst his twin 4 year old girls stayed with the rest of our family until Catriona, their mum returned.
Catriona, a fellow Australian from Brisbane, kindly took us around the town enjoying the various cultural events that were on over the Christmas period. Richard and Malcolm returned shortly after. It was a great way to spend our last afternoon in Arles and in Provence. It appeared that I had gained 2 new little friends in the twins.
|Using crowd power to build a castle(?) in the town square|
|Getting the masses ready to lift the cardboard structure|
|And up she goes...so new cardboard layers can be inserted underneath|
|Then its grab some tape and get to work!|
|The boys working on the interior|
|A circus within a church ruin|
|Music and acrobatics in a very french style...|
|Lara and the twins in front of the amphitheater|
|Free for all after the toll booths|