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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…

Chapelle St Quenin, Vaison-la-Romaine

Chapelle St Quenin, Vaison-la-Romaine

You can’t miss this beautiful construction, as it’s imposing romanesque architecture grace the town’s entrance. The Chapel was built in the XIIIe century, the nave and facade were restored in the XVIIe century, but the remarquable apse dates back to the XIIIe c. and offers an unusual triangular shape on the outside. The classical code…

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…

Vaison-la-Romaine’s Market

Vaison-la-Romaine’s Market

Tuesday is the day. Market is a very big deal here, and the big Tuesday market (there is a smaller one on Saturday and an even smaller one on Thursday evenings) is renowned since Roman times. There are of course fruits a vegetables, but also plants, house hold items, clothes it’s an open air supermarket, but…

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…

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…

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