Vaison la Romaine

A charming medieval village, with a Romanesque cathedral and a vast field of ancient ruins with Gallo-Roman remains to explore.

Vaison-la-Romaine is a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region in southeastern France. One of the most interesting aspects of the town is its geography, and its Roman ruins. The Roman ruins and the modern town are in the valley on the banks of the river Ouveze which is crossed by an ancient bridge from the 1st century AD. The medieval town is high on the rocky cliff. The valley floor was safe from attack in Roman and modern times. In the Middle Ages attacks were frequent, and the town retreated up-hill to a more defensible position.
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