Things to do in Provence and Around

Having just returned from a week long family holiday in the beautiful South of France I thought a quick post sharing some of the things we did might be in order. Most of the time was spent relaxing and eating cheese but we did manage to get out and about for some sightseeing.

Vaison la Romaine – This town has 2 areas of Roman remains but in my opinion, the well preserved Medieval part of the town sitting on the hill below the castle really takes you back to another time and makes for a enchanting place to explore.

Vaison la Romaine

Théâtre antique d’Orange – The best preserved Roman Theatre in the world has a fascinating  history and really is worth the trip, not to mention a wander around the lovely town of Orange.

Theatre Orange

Montellimar Nougat – The home of Nougat, get there early to see the Nougat being made in one of the many shops and factories that produce it.

Montellimar Nougat Sign

d’Ardeche Gorge – Take the winding tourist road to the Pont d’Arc for incredible views of the very beautiful Ardeche River and Gorge, if you’ve time get down to the river or a swim.

Ardeche

Caves - There’s caves  a plenty in the South of France, 2 to choose from on the tourist road along the Ardeche Gorge, both offering incredible other worldly formations.

Madeleine Cave, Ardeche

Markets – There’s markets everywhere in France, varying in size, selling huge amounts of fresh produce. Both Markets in Orange and Nyons took over most of the town centre for the morning, get they early though as they usually pack up at 12.30.

Nyons Market

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