"Vaison La Romaine - More than just Roman Ruins" Top 5 Page for this destination Vaison-la-Romaine by pigletsmom
Vaison-la-Romaine Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 102 photos
The town of Vaison La Romaine is known for their extensive Roman ruins and rich ancient history. I actually found that to be the least interesting part of the town. Though the Roman ruins are impressive, what I really enjoyed was the beautiful medieval section and the very friendly locals. The town also has great shopping, quailty items like pottery and linens for good prices. It was one of the highlights of my trip to France. I just adored it and plan to return.
There is the upper town, which is Medieval and the lower town which appears to be 18th-19th century. The upper town is very quaint, with narrow cobblestone streets and cute shops.The lower town has more shops, restaurants and busy streets. Both are very nice. The lower section also has the Roman Ruins and the Old Abbey.
The old Abbey located in the lower part of town is very pretty. You get a great view of it from the Post office parking lot, which is where this photo was taken.
- Pros:Lovely town with few tourists, and the locals are very sweet and friendly
- Cons:Absolutely no cons that I could see
- In a nutshell:What a find!
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