Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, Vaison-la-Romaine

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Experience a form of time travel with a visit to Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine. This area was built before the Roman Empire established its roots in Europe and parts of France. Today, you can explore this excavation site to see remains of city dwellings, street theatre, a water tower, shopping districts, churches, and many other artifacts. The site provides a glimpse into the lives of people centuries ago. Plan your visit to Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Vaison-la-Romaine family vacation planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Visit the site of Puymin, the Museum and participation in the "Roman snack" animation. Audio guide and very well made child booklet, ambulation in easy and interesting ruins. Film about dolphins home very interesting Museum. Animation Roman snack (on reservation and only summer), passionate guide, original tasting, surprising Roman cooking-related story. Small flat, the site does not have holiday vouchers. To do all the sites, plan for a full day.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Gallo-Roman archaeological sites are located in the heart of Vaison, and the Tourist Office. We discover the ruins of several domus, a warehouse, public baths, shops, roadways, sewers and a theatre. The sites are very large and sometimes lack of explanations. Plans of the buildings are legible once the ruins is past, it's a shame. In the same way, the access to the site of the city could be improved by installing signs that indicate the entrance to this second site.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Whether the ancient Gallo-Roman, sensitive to the former remains amateur, fond of history or true specialist, archaeological sites of the city and Puymin won't let no one marble. For nine euros (12 if taking the knowledgeable, I highly recommend), those are hours of discovery and knowledge open to curious visitors. Organized a guided tour of the site of Puymin (with the theatre in highlight), better check the schedule (2:30 by for us) and start with the site of the city and his home in the silver bust or the dolphin. Small digression: when we took our tickets to Puymin and we went to the city, we had to retrace our steps as we had not knowledgeable. We went on the scene with a plan, numbers, and nothing else. The person at the reception forgot to propose the knowledgeable!... However, equity, to go up the Puymin site until its Museum and rent the unit with the only person who owns the store. Because of this, if people are buying souvenirs, you're good for a 10-15 minute wait. The Organization could be reviewed on this side. 1 - The Villasse the knowledgeable site offers pastiches of forty seconds to more than a minute, with noises illustrating aurally the atmosphere of the place. We start with the street of shops leading to the home of the silver bust of the name of the bust that was there. If the original is in the Museum, a reproduction could be placed (it goes the same for home to the dolphin, taking its name from the marble of this cetacean statuette). There is also a home to wild animals with well preserved floors and giving a clear picture of the State of the ground at the time. In this House, are explanatory panels specific, like on the entire site, the knowledgeable complements. Speaking of this device, I find that its screen is too small compared to the photos and illustrations it disseminates. In addition, the screen is not rotating, hang the strap at its base and not at the top would have been better. I loved the description of the Palestra through a drawn description of a writing of Seneca. With noise, it realized the manly atmosphere prevailing in this sport place. But the high point remains, according to me, the beautifully well-preserved baths which can perfectly imagine the scene at the time. Next to this, is a pool pool with marble veneer leftover. This basin is located at the end of site. There, a nice overview of the site and the stone houses that border emerges. On the other side, is a also esplanade offering a view from another angle. Are there the reconstitution of the House the bust in silver, the baths and the Palestra. Another item not to be missed: the arcade of the baths, although partly reconstructed but so majestic. This visit can be done in 1:30. I regret the fragility of the conservation of places. Indeed, pieces of columns, capitals, cornices are piled up in some places. There are also some cement and tarpaulins covering anarchically heaps of sand. It is unfortunate disrespect for these places. 2 - Site of Puymin, taking its name from a hill, this site is, mainly, the old place a House of 2,000 m²: home to the Lauré Apollo. We find, as on the previous site, the triclinium, the baths, the office of the master... There are also latrines well preserved as the site of the city. The difference remains majestic, although theatre as reconstituted in the 1930s without its huge stage wall that hid all the landscape, nor its corridors which were originally located behind the bleachers. We had the chance to do this tour with a guide. Very learned, he had mastered his subject and giving detail on furniture, food, various habits of the time and knew the Latin words by heart. He didn't just to charge an agreed speech but did participate visitors, answered questions and had a player's game with his tone of voice. He gave even more life to our getaway. We ended up the Museum to find objects originals and other statues found on these two sites. The Museum is divided into several wings (everyday objects, theatre, religion, crafts...). It is not huge but has the advantage of presenting everything that could make the daily life of the Gallo-Roman of the time. You put so the concrete on what described you with the knowledgeable (the Grand mosaic of the Peacock is worth a visit). You dive deeper into antiquity. A ten minute film allows you to relax and to attend the hatching of the site of the city. For this site and the Museum, it takes more than two hours. I preferred the previous one this site because it is better preserved. By period of high heat, need shade to enjoy the scene. Whatever it is, the value of all is undoubtedly excellent.
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