St. Remy-de-Provence

About one hour’s drive from Sablet, the village of St Remy de Provence is pretty and picturesque. The old Gallo-Roman interior is circled by the remnants of the circular 14th century wall and the protective circle of buildings. Located on the plains of the northern edge of the Alpilles, 20 kms sout…

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Arles

This town dates back to the 7th Century BC, as the Roman capital of Provence, then as an important religious center in the Middle Ages and is today the unofficial capital of the Camargue. It has major Roman sites, such as the Arena and Theatre, which are integrated into the buildings of the town. The nar…

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Nimes

The ancient capital of a Celtic tribe and situated on the Spanich-Italian trade route, Nimes first rose to prominence when the Romans reciprocated to the warm welcome given to them by the townspeople and showered them with the appropriate privileges.  A monumental 5 mile long wall was built to enc…

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Pont du Gard

This remarkable structure which spans the Gardon River is a world heritage site. Construction of the aqueduct which began in 50BC on this imposing structure, was completed in 5 years using thousands of men – slaves and professionals (including stone cutters, masons, iron workers and carpenter…

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Orange

Orange was once an important Roman city and has always been regarded as the gateway to Provence.   Just 8 kms from Sablet, this is a large town that traces its history back to the 2nd century BC. Amongst its many, many historical monuments is a very well preserved Roman “theatre Antique̶…

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Vaison la Romaine

Over several centuries, Vaison la Romaine grew up on the banks of the Ouveze River. High on a hill overlooking the river is the Vieux Ville or Ancient village crowned by the ruins of the ancient chateau of the Counts of Toulouse – with the old roads winding their way up to it. This is the Medieval Vi…

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