Posts Tagged “Roman”

The Choregies @ Orange Roman Theatre

The Choregies @ Orange Roman Theatre

Orange’s Opera festival “Les Choregies d’Orange”, is an absolute must. Spectacular stage design, world class orchestra and opera singers. An experience to treasure. Website: http://www.choregies.fr Some personal pictures of operas we had the chance to attend, mixed with professional pictures from Philippe Gromelle, taken from the Choregies website (not difficult to tell them appart…) Un ballo…

Vaison’s archeological museum

Vaison’s archeological museum

The museum is in the archeological grounds of the Puymin site, I very much recommend a visit before the grounds itself, as the numerous artefacts and reconstitutions will help you visualise the way of life of antique Vasio Vocontiorum. The typical farm-turned town’s villa The town center as it was at the time, complete with…

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…

Vaison-la-Romaine’s archeological sites: Villasse

Vaison-la-Romaine’s archeological sites: Villasse

Another large archeological ground also sits in Vaison’s town center and is accessible with the same entrance ticket as the Puymin site (see other post here). The Villasse houses an antique shopping high street: It is seen here during the Journee Romaines, a historical reconstitution lead by Augustus Caesar Praetoria association, see post here Also…

Vaison-la-Romaine’s archeological sites: Puymin

Vaison-la-Romaine’s archeological sites: Puymin

The Roman sites of Vaison are quite extensive in comparaison to the size of town, and make a significant portion of it’s center: Puymin and Villasse are the main sites Puymin It is just across the street from the tourist office and shows numerous villas centered around courtyard surrounded by columns , thermal baths, the theatre…

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…

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 and the triumphal arch

Orange, the Roman theatre and the triumphal arch

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 scenic back wall, still intact, that gives it’s distinctive acoustic to this magic place. It is the home of the Choregies d’Orange,…

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