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Vaison-la-Romaine, France © 2017 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Vaison-la-Romaine, France

Vaison-la-Romaine, straddling the Ouvèze River in southern France, lies a bit off the beaten path of tourist destinations and offers visitors fewer historical sites than places nearby like Aix-en-Provence, Arles, and Avignon.  Yet, what it does offer makes it a … Continue reading

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The Algarve, Portugal’s southern region – Tavira

Portugal’s southern region, The Algarve, with its warm Atlantic Coast beaches and picturesque whitewashed villages, is a popular vacation spot for sun-starved northern Europeans, and many of the towns and cities have established English speaking communities. From Sagres in the west … Continue reading

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Things to do in Vaison-la-Romaine – Visit the Ancient Site of La Villasse

La Villasse takes visitors back 2000 years to the Roman city of Vasio. And, in combination with Puymin, its sister site across the street, it’s one of Vaison-la-Romaine’s main tourist attractions. As you wander amidst the stone ruins of La Villasse, once home … Continue reading

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Things to do in Vaison-la-Romaine – Visit the Ancient Site of Puymin

The main tourist attractions in Vaison-la-Romaine are its ancient Roman ruins, which consist of various archaeological sites, including the Ancient Site of Puymin.  Covering an area of over 35 acres, the collective ruins make up what is reportedly the largest … Continue reading

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Things to do in Avignon – Visit the Petit Palais Museum

Next door to the Palais des Papes, you’ll find the Musée du Petit Palais. This ‘Little Palace’, built for Cardinal Bérenger Fredol in the early 14th century, serves as a museum devoted to Christian art of the Middle Ages. Housed … Continue reading

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Things to do in Avignon – Visit the Musée Calvet

Established in 1811 by imperial decree (of Napoleon Bonaparte) at the bequest of local physician and collector Esprit Calvet – who bequeathed his private collection of art and antiquities to the city of Avignon – the Musée Calvet is a museum worth … Continue reading

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Free things to do in Avignon – Stroll through Rocher des Doms

If you’re looking for a nice way to spend an hour while in Avignon, stroll through Rocher des Doms.  This cool, quiet, and shady public park – located on the ‘Rock of the Doms’, a promontory alongside the Cathedral des Doms … Continue reading

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The cheapest and easiest way to get from Marseille to Avignon

The cheapest and easiest way to get from Marseille to Avignon is by regional train. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from the Marseille train station (Gare de Saint-Charles) to Avignon Centre: Step 1: Make your way to the Marseille … Continue reading

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Things to do in Avignon – Visit the Bridge of Avignon

The Bridge of Avignon, also known as Saint Bénezet Bridge, is one of the top attractions in Avignon that together with the Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) and several other sites makes up the city’s Historic Center – a … Continue reading