The Tour Magne is a grand Roman watchtower, now partially ruined, that overlooks the city from its perch on the hill. Once part of the great Roman wall that surrounded the city, it offers breathtaking bird’s-eye views of the city. The Maison Carrée is one of the best preserved Roman temples in the world.
L’Arêne de Nîmes is a stunning ancient arena, arguably the best maintained Roman arena in the world, where you can still catch events throughout the year. With its beautiful old town and some of the oldest public parks in France, this town is certainly worth a visit.
Built to bring water to the nearby town of Nîmes, this stunning structure stands 275m long and nearly 50m high. It is the highest Roman aqueduct in the world, contains the largest arch in the Roman world and is by far one of the best preserved.
Today, the Pont du Gard is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and features a new museum that opened in 2000. The area makes for beautiful hiking and bike tours around the canyon and the river is perfect for kayaking trips or a swim to cool off.
Consisting of an old Palais (the original fortress) and the new Palais built by Pope Clement VI, this palace is the largest Gothic structure of the medieval ages and the tours through its labyrinthine rooms are spectacular.
Once spanning the Rhône River, the Pont d’Avignon remains only in part, most of it being destroyed in a flood in the 17th century. Most of the bridge‘s fame comes from the song, ‘Sur le Pont d’Avignon.’
From its point, a look back at the town offers picturesque views of Avignon’s old town and fortifications, as well as the Palais and the gardens that crown the hill.
The trip also takes you past some other stunning sites, like the royal castles of Beaucaire and Tarascon, which are well worth a stop.
One of the oldest vineyards and earliest controlled designations of origin (French AOC) along with the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cassis is home to twelve separate vineyards, latticed up the hills. Sheltered behind the 400m cliff of Cape Canaille, 210 hectares of vines produce some of the best wines in France.
With its reputation based on white wines, known for their dry, fruit flavours, Cassis also produces sensational reds and rosés. Tourists are welcome year round, and restaurants in town are only too happy to let you try a tantalizing taste of Provence.
At nearly 2,000 years old, the Roman aqueduct of the Pont du Gard is a marvel of engineering and beautiful construction.
The Palais des Papes in the city of Avignon is one of the most striking chateaux in the world.
The Maison Carrée is one of the best preserved Roman temples in the world.
The Tour Magne is a grand Roman watchtower, now partially ruined, that overlooks the city from its perch on the hill.
Most of the bridge‘s fame comes from the song, ‘Sur le Pont d’Avignon.’
Nîmes is a small Roman town just to the North and West of Marseille.