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5 av. des Allies, Vaison-la-Romaine, 84820, France
More about Vaison-la-Romaine
the cathedrale as seen from the cloister
Typical gothic decorations
The monument to Tommy Simpson
all people visiting the top
Travel Tips for Vaison-la-Romaine
Walk Ancient Roman Streets
What an amazing experience, to walk the streets of an ancient Roman town and visit its amphitheater. You can do just that in "Vaison" among these excavated ruins that are in surprisingly good shape. The public restroom still has seats, even! And make sure you visit for the Marche, the open air market for the most wonderful food sensations of Provence. Saturday morning, bright and early.
the Mont Ventoux
on the top : alt. 1912m The Mont Ventoux is a 1910-m high conical peak that's visible from far across the surrounding countryside.
The Mont Ventoux is only the highest part of a mountain range running from the village of Montbrun-les-Bains in the east to Malaucène in the west.
The D164 road from Sault to the top of Mont Ventoux is 26 km: 20 km to the Chalet Reynard ski station and the 6 km to the peak.
the river Ouvèze
Puyman and La Villasse archeological sites,
17m. wide Roman bridge.
Notre Dame de Nazareth Cathedral
and its cloister (between 6th and 13thc.).
St. Quenin Chapel with its sculptures.
Haute-Ville and its 1464 church.
"jeu de boules"
In the south of France people play "jeu de boules" or "petanque". It is a favourite sport for young and old and it is a very old game. The romans introduced it in Gaule (France). This game came from France and is played in France.
Describe how your game is played. State the object of the game. Clearly describe the rules.
2 players or teams up to 4 players an play at one time.
The object is to throw boules (balls) as close as you can to the cochenret (jack).
The player gets 3 tries to get as lose to the jack as possible.
When you throw the balls your feet must stay behind the marked line.
List the equipment needed.
The field must be 27 to 30 yards long, and 3 yards wide.
You definetly need a car to see this mountian. Or you must have a try this mountain by bike. After all it is a very famous col from the Tour de France. One of my favorite sporting events in the year.
Its a solitary 1910metres high peak on clear days you can see very far, sadly enough when i went up it was kind of hazy. I drove up with my dad, who had been there before, also once when the Tour did this mountains. He pointed out where they were standing. I remember seeing the stage on tv.
A few days before it had been very cold on the top but not when i was there. It was very crowded on the top. It was especially fun to see the bikers arrive totaly wasted. But very satisfied that they had made the top.
Of course one of the most dramatic things happening here was when Tommy Simpson fell dead from his bike during a stage in the Tour de France in 1967. He had been using doping. A few hundred metres from the top they have build him a monument. A lot of cyclist leave their bidon there.
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