Pont du Gard
Saint Michel de Lanes
is awesome -- great nights out with a vibrant student life!
is an ideally located and beautiful town. Unfortunately, I had more problems in five-months living there than I've had in years of traveling (mostly in the U.S., Caribbean. and Mexico, but also through much of Europe). I broke my hand defending myself and a girl who was being assaulted by a group of young men. I also had two incidents of people throwing bottles at us because we spoke English -- one said he was going to kill us and smashed in the window of our house with his fist. We called the police, they arrived two hours later and told us that if the guy came back we could "kill him" for all he cared (since there was five of us and because he was Palestinian -- there was a lot of open racism by the police there). Needless to say most experiences aren't like this and my study abroad program put me in a very shady part of town. I also refused to quit the nightlife like the other people who lived with me so I became somewhat of a target for the local riff-raff that sat on…
… Sete has beautiful beaches and it's a great medium-small town that isn't trampled by tourists.
is like an international student town. That's why it's so young, and old for its monuments and buildings. You must pay attention to the dogshit... it's everywhere!! In cyber-cafes you must be careful of your belongings. And those shady characters are the kings of the city on Sundays!! The bars are close on 1 AM in the city center, but there are the special buses to after parties out of town. These are the great clubs with entrance fees (generally 10€ including 1 free drink) and there are after after parties on the beach. Enjoy!
I lived in
for a summer and found it pretty dangerous and the dog droppings are everywhere! Wouldn't really recommend it for a long stay but if you're in town for the afternoon, the shopping and siteseeing is pleasant. The beach is a nice destination for an afternoon as well.
I found that
was quite disgusting, a terrible place to holiday.
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