Posts Tagged “Medieval”

Vaison-la-Romaine’s Ville Haute

Vaison-la-Romaine’s Ville Haute

We usually visit the medieval town with friends, letting them do the photos… This time, with a delightful evening light, I set up on a photo hunt through the stony streets of the medieval Ville Haute.. Coming from the “new” town, one crosses the Roman bridge (the only one to withstand the terrible 1992 flood…

Arles, sightseeing

Arles, sightseeing

If you feel like venturing even further, Arles is a little town worth exploring, with charming streets, churches, cloisters, hotels particuliers and a photography festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles, that pops’ in all of the above mentioned places, not to miss! Arles’ Roman Amphithéâtre     Musee départemental Arles Antique:  

Avignon, the Popes Palace and the festivalA

Avignon, the Popes Palace and the festivalA

Avignon is mostly known by it’s half built bridge, giving birth to eponymous rhyme, and it’s medieval palace, built in several stage by the different Popes who reigned here during the XIVth century. Visiting the palace is fascinating if you have the slightest interest in old stones and architecture.   Several models show the different…

Perched villages of Provence

Perched villages of Provence

Medieval times where rough: villages where often built in naturally defensive sites, or had fortifications. Perched villages in the area have very much kept their timeless feeling due to old stones and stringent building and renovation norms. The bell tower is also remarkable with their transparent ironwork top, you can spot them from a distance….

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