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Arles

Large Gallo-Roman town on the Rhone, with its Arena and Theater; Van Gogh painted here; rice festival and bull fighting. Museums, hotels and restaurants.
UNESCO site: Roman and Romanesque Monuments (199x).

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Avignon

Lovely and active Roman town, home of the Popes of Avignon, Palace of the Popes, Festival d'Avignon with dance, music and theatre.
UNESCO site (1995) - Historic Center, Papal Palace and the avignon Bridge.

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Briançon

Famous for being fortified by Vauban in the 17th-c, very picturesque and interesting; the highest town in Europe.
Just one of the towns of the Vauban Fortifications UNESCO entry (2008).

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Canal du Midi

A 400-km long network of canals and waterways, built in the 17th century, between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; between Bordeaux and Sète. Added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1999.
UNESCO site: the entire canal system

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Carcassonne Fortress

On the Canal du Midi (a World Heritage site).

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Chauvet Grotto

A fabulous prehistoric grotto in the Ardèche gorges with hundreds of 36,000-year-old figurative wall paintings, discovered in 1994 and preserved in its pristine condition.

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Devil's Bridge (Herault)

This 12th-century Pont du Diable across the Herault is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located about 40 km west of Montpellier.
Devil's Bridge is part of the Santiago de Compostela UNESCO entry (1998). The Hérault Gorge, the village of´┐ŻSaint Guilhem-le-Désert with the Abbey and the Pont du Diable make up a UNESCO World Heritage Super Site.

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Orange, France

Roman Provencal town, triumphal arch, theatre antique, Cote d'Rhone vineyards, dining, music festival.
UNESCO site: Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the Triumphal Arch

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Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard is a three-level stone aqueduct crossing the Gardon river valley, about 25 km west of Avignon. Built over 2000 years ago, in 19 BC, by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, the son-in-law of Augustus.
UNESCO site: Roman Aqueduct



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