Roman Provence and Beyond…
Discover the magnificence of Roman Civilisation in Southern France:
Theatres, Amphitheatres, wide Roman streets and arches, private Villas with Mosaics, Temples, Aqueduct, Mills and Trophe.
< Vienne, temple d’Auguste and Livia
Arrive Lyon by Air or Rail.
Vienne (Vienna, not Austrian Vindobona!): Lunch and Archaeological Museum, Theatre, Temple of Augustus and Livia, Roman Wall, Roman Pyramid and archaeological Site of Musée Gallo-Romain-en-Gal across the River Rhône, with Bathhouse, Forum and interactive Museum.
Vienne/Lyon Hotel and Evening Meal.
Orange (Arausio): Archaeological Museum, Theatre, Triumphal Arch and the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Nazareth.
Lunch en route
Glanum: Celtic-Ligurian oppidum Archaeological Site with Dam, Aqueduct, 2 Fora, Triumphal Arch, Mausoleum, Temples, Hellenistic Spring, housing, Doric Portico, Thermae, Bouleterion & Basilica
Arles Hotel and Evening Meal.
< Maison Carree in Nimes
Pont du Gard and visitors Centre
Nimes (Nemausus): Lunch, Amphitheatre, Maison Carrée (& film presentation), Diana Temple and Tour Magne, Porte de France and Porta Augusta in the defensive walls, C18th Jardins de la Fontaine built upon the sacred spring dedicated Celtic God Nemausus and later Roman Nymphaeum, Castellum Aquae, Musée de la Romanité and Musée des Beaux Arts, home to the Admetus Mosaic.
Arles Hotel and Evening Meal.
< Arles Roman Amphitheatre
Arles (Arelate): Theatre, Amphitheatre, Archaeological Museum, Necropolis of Les Alyscamps, Constantine Baths, Obelisk and Cryptoporticus. Barbegal Aqueduct and Mill.
Marseille Airport for return flight.
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Marseille (Massilia) – Basilique de Notre Dame de la Garde, Musée des Docks Romains, Musée d’ Histoire de Marseille and Musée d’ Archéologie.
< Villa Kerylos
Nice (Nikaia) – Remains of Amphitheatre & Thermae and Archaeological Museum of nearby Cimiez (Cemenelum). Greek Villa Kerylos – a faithful reconstruction of a 2BC Delos Villa built in the “Belle Epoque” era.
Aix-en-Provence (Aquae Sextiae): Roman remains are scant in the ‘city of a thousand fountains’ bar the original columns supporting the Renaissance Dome of the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour built atop the Forum and the moss covered Spring midway down Cours Mirabeau. The L’atelier Cézanne (former studio of Paul Cézanne) lies just outside town. An archaeological museum is under construction.
Amphitheatre of Fréjus
Pont Flavien: a single-arched bridge with two triumphal arches across the River Touloubre at Saint-Chamas
Ambrussum (near Nimes): Well conserved rutted section of Via Domitia, Defensive Walls, Ambroix Bridge and tiny Museum
< Pont Vaison la Romaine
Vaison la Romaine: Huge archaeological Site. Roman Bridge, villas, gardens, Site de Puymin Theatre and Museum
Pont Julien (near Roussillon): built on orders of Julius Caesar
< Saint Remy Les Antiques
Trophée des Alpes; built by Augustus and still dominating its surroundings overlooking Monaco. Small Museum
Vernegues Roman Temple: remains of the C1st BC Corinthian Temple of Chateau-Bas