In addition to the Roman Sites pages (listed below), the individual Beyond Village pages include a brief Roman history and list important artifacts and ruins, when known.

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This was the large roman settlement of Alaunium, at the crossroads of the Roman Domitienne Way and another Roman road. It was the most important stop on the Via Domitia between Apta Julia (Apt<) and Segustero (Sisteron).

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Aurelian Way

The Aurelian Way (Voie Aurélienne), running from Rome to Arles, was built during the reign of Aurelius (214-275), emperor of Rome from 270 to 275. The route entered France at the Trophée des Alps, in the hills behind Beausoleil and Monaco.

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Domitienne Way

This Roman's Domitienne Way "Voie Domitienne" was built during the rule of the Roman emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus (51-96). Vestiges of the Domitienne Way can be seen in several Provence towns, from Montgenèvre and Briançon in the Alpes to Narbonne and Perpignan heading into the Pyrenées.

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A pair of Roman monuments and an excavated Roman town on a site dating from the 4th century BC. A "must see"; plan at least an hour's stop here.

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Large Roman inscription (the written stone) between Sisteron and Saint Geniez.

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Roman Millstones St-Quentin-la-Potèrie

This 2000-year-old quarry, a short hike from St Quentin-la-Potèrie, was used by the Romans and up to the19th century as a source of grinding wheels for flour mills in area around Uzès. Today, the woods have been cleared of an area of about 100 meters of rockface, revealing the area exploited at the end of the Roman Era (4th - 6th centuries).

Roman Provence

History: The Roman province of Gaul (Gallia) included Cisalpine Gaul and Transalpine Gaul, with the Transalpine part including France, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands. The southern part of Transalpine Gaul became a Roman province in 121 BC.

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Trophée des Alpes

This Roman monument site on the road into Gaul was a 50 m high monument to the power of Rome and the glory of Augustus. Now only 35 m high and half in ruin, it's still an imposing monument, over 2000 years after it was built.

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Vaison-la-Romaine Puymin

The Roman Ruins at Vaison-la-Romaine are some of the biggest in France. The two main sites that can be visited (Puymin and La Villasse) are located in the center of town, near the Office de Tourisme.

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Vernegues Roman Temple

1st-c BC Roman Temple with a tall Corinthian column and adjoining 12th-c chapel, in a lovely woods setting.

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Villa Marius

This is the site of the largest Gallo-Roman farm and winery in Provence, located near Roquebrussanne in the Var.