Posts Tagged “Roman”

Augustus Caesar Praetoria @ Vaison-la-Romaine

Augustus Caesar Praetoria @ Vaison-la-Romaine

Vaison-la-Romaine is a fitting location for the Augustus Caesar Praetoria association, which reenacts historical scenes based on Roman Emperor Hadrien and his pretorian guard. The attention to details and use of historical materials and techniques are quite amazing and very photogenic, all instagram material 😉 It started in the morning with a military parade, here…

Roman Vaison

Roman Vaison

Vasio Vocontiorum, an important Roman town, used to cover the modern day Vaison grounds. Any time  a shovel is being used to dig a house or a road, some archeological finding pops up, to the delight of archeologists, and not so much of builders! The archeological groups of la Villase and Puymin cover over 15…

Summer festivals in Vaison-la-Romaine

Summer festivals in Vaison-la-Romaine

We are lucky to have a rich cultural scene in Vaison, highlighted in the summer by outdoor shows in the Roman theatre, as well as in more intimate scenes like the one set in the Roman ruins, and in the cathedral. Below some shows we have had the chance to enjoy over the years, just…

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:  

Orange, the Roman theatre

Orange, the Roman theatre

We in Vaison are very proud of our Roman ruins and much loved Roman theatre, but we must admit that Orange’s is definitely worth the trip. It is unique because of it’s immense scents back wall, still intact, that gives it’s distinctive acoustic to this magic place       Orange’s Opera festival “Les Choregies d’Orange”,…

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