Roman remains of Provence

a world-leading heritage


Recommended highlights in the Luberon and beyond: famous artists of the past and where to see art today; the best music festivals to plan your summer around; the museums of the Luberon; and the region’s spectacular treasure trove of Roman remains.

Arles Arenes


Caesar made Arles a Roman colony in 46 BC and it became the crossroads for trade between Italy, Spain and the Rhone, and consequently a ‘little Rome’.

Arch and tower at Glanum


Glanum is a quite remarkable site, offering a fascinating glimpse of Roman town life.

Pont du Gard kayakers


Nimes may be the most important town in France for anyone with an interest in ancient Rome.

Roman tiles at Vaison-la-Romaine


In 1907 an abbot started excavating Vaison’s Roman past. So much was unearthed that ‘la-Romaine’ was added to the town’s name.

Roman theatre, Orange


Orange's wonderful Roman theatre is a world heritage site and still a venue for concerts today.