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Highlights in Vaison-la-Romaine
- A journey to the heart of the Middle Ages and ancient Rome
- A generous nature
- Prestigious cultural events in an ancient theatre
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Location and orientation
Vaison-la-Romaine is located between the Rhône Valley and Mont-Ventoux, in the heart of hills planted with vines and olive trees and right next to the Dentelles de Montmirail. The city is clinging to the rocks and is accessed by a Roman bridge that connects the medieval city to the lower city that extends at its feet. It is a destination that will delight both lovers of old stones and nature lovers.A city classified among the Hundred Most Beautiful Detours of France
Known as the largest archaeological site in Europe, Vaison-la-Romaine is home to remains of incredible richness and an attractive old part that has earned it a place in the "100 Most Beautiful Detours of France". In other words, your escapade promises to be a great experience!
A destination for history buffs
The Roman city was discovered at the beginning of the 20th century thanks to excavations that uncovered, over an area of 15 hectares, one of the most prosperous cities in Narbonne Gaul. You can discover luxurious Gallo-Roman villas decorated with mosaics, statues, marble marquetry... as well as ancient thermal baths, a theatre, the "rue des boutiques", the sanctuary with porticoes, etc.A fabulous journey into medieval times
The "upper town" is located on the heights of Vaison-la-Romaine and extends at the foot of a castle built in 1195 whose square offers a magnificent panoramic view of the surroundings. You will enter through a magnificent 14th century fortified gate surmounted by the belfry tower. Once inside, do not miss visiting the Cathedral of Our Lady of Nazareth and its cloister and strolling through the winding alleys to discover the double fortifications, the richly worked gates, the residences built on the cliffside, the charming little squares, the fountains, etc
The city has only had this name since 1924. It was at the beginning of the 20th century that Father Sautel undertook excavations that allowed him to discover so much wealth that the town of Vaison-la-Romaine was renamed.
Top 3 things to do
Accessible from the ancient site, the Théo Desplans Museum presents most of the statues discovered during the excavations. We also discover what daily life could have been like in the Gallo-Roman era through collections of tools, religious objects, toiletries, handicrafts, etc.2. Walking in the garden of the nine damsels
This garden is a poetic and unusual place created by Serge Boyer and his wife, Fabienne, both sculptors. It features 81 stone blocks carved and decorated with inscriptions inspired by 9 European cities (Reykjavik, Bergen, Helsinki, Brussels, Prague, Cracow, Bologna, Avignon and Santiago de Compostela) and by the year 2000.3. Attend the Vaison Danses Festival
For more than 20 years, this famous festival has welcomed the greatest names in dance and the many expressions of this art. It takes place in July in the magnificent grounds of the Théâtre Antique.