The Roman remains of Provence
In 2007 divers in the Rhone river at Arles made a stunning discovery – a life-sized bust of Julius Caesar, the oldest ever recovered of the Roman emperor who founded Arles in 46BC. Just as Caesar in a sense never left Arles, the Roman presence in Provence today is more abundant than anywhere else in the world. Roman arenas, amphitheatres, aqueducts, triumphal arches, baths, villas, temples, lost towns – all have survived the centuries. Here are the highlights of the legacy of the Romans in Provence, which still have the power to amaze today.