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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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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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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

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Things to do in Avignon – Visit the Palace of the Popes 

Most visitors to Avignon will undoubtedly want to visit the Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes); it’s the main tourist attraction within the city walls.   Built to serve as the palace of the Avignon Popes, this immense 14th-century Gothic … Continue reading

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Things to do in Cadaqués – Visit the Church of Santa Maria

The dominant feature of the Cadaqués skyline is the 16th century Church of Santa Maria (Iglesia de Santa María de Cadaqués). Perched on the highest point overlooking the village, this ‘new’ church in late-Gothic style was built with funding from … Continue reading

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Things to do in Cadaqués – Visit the Hermitage of Saint Baudilus

If you find yourself heading to Port Lligat to visit the Dali House Museum, you may want to take a minute to visit the Ermita de Sant Baldiri (Hermitage of Saint Baudilus.) Built to house the relics of Saints Abdon and Sennen, yet dedicated … Continue reading