vaison-la-romaine

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Vaison-la-Romaine is known for its Roman Ruins.   This Gallo-Roman site is the largest of its kind in France, providing  19 acres of open-air museum to the public.  

This charming town blends medieval city and lively shopping while maintaining a small-town feel, and has earned the label of "One of the 100 Best Detours in France".    Parfait, non?  

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EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE

Start at the Puymin Roman Site, where you experience the authentic ancient Roman city.   Continue to the archaeological museum, complete with video-guide,  and then stroll on to the Roman Theatre.  This was the first monument revealed by Canon Sautel in 1907.  Extensively restored, it is currently used for the "Vaison Danses" festival as well as for concerts and variety shows.  

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The much-photographed Roman Bridge, dating from the 1st century AD, is one of the rare ancient bridges still in use today.  

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"La Villassecontains public baths and exceptional private homes.  For example, "The House of the Silver Bust" has a surface area of over 5000 square meters, and was built according the same principles used in Pompeii.

Notre-Dame de Nazareth dates from the 11th Century and is a beautiful example of Provençal Romanesque architecture.  Look for the symbols of the 4 Evangelists:  the angel of Matthew, the bull of Luke, the eagle of John and the lion of Mark. 

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Stay and Savor

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The Tuesday Market in Vaison-la-Romaine dates back from 1483 - it is one of the oldest and largest markets in Provence, and is not to be missed.   In addition to the usual fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also find soaps, clothing, baskets, leather goods, and one-of-a-kind antiques.   (We even found Tintin lurking around)  Get there early to find parking, and leave plenty of time to meander down each street.  Don't forget your camera!

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Bistro Du'O

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CONTACTEZ NOUS Gaëlle et Philippe Rue Gaston Gevaudan 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine

Restaurant "Le Bateleur" 

1 PLACE THEODORE AUBANEL - VAISON LA ROMAINE - FRANCE     TEL: + 33 (0)4 90 36 28 04

Vaison-la-Romaine  is a village surrounded by vineyards.  Don't forget to check out the wineries here!  

Le Murier - oozing charm, this romantic B&B has gotten rave reviews.  8 rue de l'Eglise Haute Ville, 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine

La Bastide de Vaison - with 14 rooms, this Hotel de Charme Chaleureux was used by the Templars in the 13th century.  850 Route d'Avigon, 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine

Gite Les Lavandes - Rent a one- or two-bedroom house.  Tastefully decorated, cozy and with beautiful views of the countryside.  Quartier Le Palis 460 Route De Cairanne, 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine