Discovering the area near the holidays villas 

in Provence Languedoc France

Your first tour will be to Nimes where you can visit the wonderful amphitheatre (end of 1st century BC) and Square House(1st century BC).

   

Your second tour will be to Avignon to see its Palais des Papes in which 7 Popes followed one another in 14 th century. To get there you will go through Tarascon and discover its Château du Roi René and farther away the abbey of Frigolet

praised by Alphonse Daudet in " les lettres de Mon Moulin" and "élixir du Père Gaucher". This Mill of Daudet which you can see again at Fonvieille near the Baux en Provence a magnificent place on a calcareous rock.

The third tour will be to Arles to admire its amphitheatre and its roman theatre but above all its cathedral Saint Trophime, its cloister and its tympanum which is a jewel of roman architecture.

     

 

The fourth will take you to the Méditerranean Sea either to theSaintes Marie de la mer if you go across the étang du Vaccarès in the reserve of the Grande Camargue, or else to the Grau du Roi if you go through Aigues Mortes from which King Saint Louis embarked for the Crusades.

On your way you must stop and have a look at the Pont du Gard to admire this magnificent Roman work.

 

The fifth will be to Uzès to visit its Duché and above all its picturesque market on Saturday mornings.

Another day, you'll go to Orange whose Roman theatre is one of the most beautiful in the world. Or maybe to Saint-Rémy de Provence. Or maybe to, or to…...but to do that you will have to come back.

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