Posts Tagged “cobbled streets”

Vaison-la-Romaine’s Haute Ville

Vaison-la-Romaine’s Haute Ville

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…

Medieval Vaison: la Ville Haute

Medieval Vaison: la Ville Haute

In troubled medieval times, villages tended to be perched on high grounds in order to be easier to defend. Vaison is no exception, it’s Ville Haute still keeps it’s very narrow cooled streets that keep wonderfully fresh in the summer.   “Des pierres et des Hommes, histoires mur-murées”, an outdoor photographic exhibition, is  set up on…

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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