Vaison-la-Romaine

Vaison-la-Romaine’s no kill fishing

Vaison-la-Romaine’s no kill fishing

Our local river, the Ouveze, is accessible near Vaison-la-Romaine's town center. It is Provence's response to "A river runs through", and boasts many fishes, no kill fishing only though! [video width="720" height="1280"...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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,...

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