Provence, France Photos

Provence is the southern part of France mostly flanking the Rhone River. The Roman Empire created cities along the Rhone (2nd C BCE - 5th C CE) and came to dominate the earlier prehistoric peoples.

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Lyon Fourvière Hill above at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France Support column of Musée des Confluences. Lyon, France Cast bronze parts of processional chariot at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France
Vienne View from Mt. Pipet of Vienne Cathedral, Archeological Garden & Roman Theater. Vienne, France Temple of Augustus & Livia. Vienne, France St. Pierre Church Tower on church now lapidary museum. Vienne, France
Orange, France Orange city hall. Orange, France Public square with sidewalk cafes. Orange, France Romanesque church entrance. Orange, France
Roman Theatre of Orange Roman Theatre of Orange one of best-preserved theaters from antiquity. Orange, France Wall behind Roman theater stage with statue of Caesar. Orange, France Carved stone mask of Cyclops from necropolis Fourchevieilles at Orange museum of art & history. Orange, France
Triumphal Arch of Orange Triumphal arch of Orange from reign of Augustus commemorates establishment of Pax Romana. Orange, France North facade of triumphal arch of Orange. Orange, France Shields etched with Roman symbols on triumphal arch of Orange. Orange, France
Avignon St. Bénezet bridge with moon above. Avignon, France Building built to mint coins under Pope Paul V by Jean-François de Bagni, papal legate on Palace Square. Avignon, France Chapel structure on St. Bénezet bridge. Avignon, France
Papal Palace, Avignon Papal Palace with Avignon Cathedral beyond. Avignon, France Frescoed fish pond scene by Simone Martini in papal apartments at Papal Palace. Avignon, France
Nimes Maison Carrée Roman temple sits on ancient Roman forum square. Nimes, France Arena of Nîmes. Nimes, France Carrée d'Art houses Nimes museum of modern art & public library. Nimes, France
Musée de la Romanité, Nimes Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France Incised relief male bust from St. Anastasie at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France Roman marble with masks of Silenus & Satyr at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France
Pont du Gard, near Nimes Pont du Gard over Gardon River. Nimes, France Rock projections used to hold scaffolding for construction & maintenance at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France Angled buttresses designed to protect bridge from high water & ice at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France
Uzès, France Tour Fenestrelle & St. Théodorit Cathedral. Uzès, France Medieval tower of Ducal Palace. Uzès, France Gate of former Episcopal Palace now local town museum. Uzès, France
Arles Roman Arles Amphitheatre with tower added when structure converted to fortified town. Arles, France Bar opposite Arles Amphitheatre. Arles, France Antique Theater of Arles. Arles, France
St. Trophime Church, Arles St. Trophime church. Arles, France Roman Arles Obelisk was moved onto pedestal in Place de la République. Arles, France Fountain bronze face with lion headdress by Antoine Laurent Dantan on Arles Obelisk pedestal. Arles, France
Arles Antiquities Museum (Musée départemental Arles antique) Musée départemental Arles antique. Arles, France Stern view of wreck of Roman barge found under Rhone river in 2004 at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France Gallery of marble sarcophagi at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France
Camargue Semi-wild white horses of Camargue wetlands. France Pair of Greater Flamingoes at Camargue. France Greater Flamingo with wings spread at Camargue. France
Aigues-Mortes Aigues-Mortes city ramparts. Aigues-Mortes, France Aigues-Mortes eastern city gate of Port de la Reine. Aigues-Mortes, France Interior structure of Aigues-Mortes city ramparts. Aigues-Mortes, France
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Former Town Hall now Baroncelli Museum with Mediterranean beyond seen from Fortified Church. Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France Fortified Church roof & bell tower. Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France Cicada pottery symbol of the region. Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
Les Baux Les Baux castle blends with rock face which supports it. Les Baux, France Ancient Ovens building. Les Baux, France Les Baux Chateau ruins with catapult. Les Baux, France
Glanum Roman Ruins, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Glanum Roman Ruins with Mausoleum & Arch. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France Mausoleum with lower base showing historic reliefs, mid arches marking triumph & upper temple at Glanum Roman Ruins. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France Details of Cavalry battle relief on north base of Roman Mausoleum at Glanum Ruins. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Van Gogh asylum, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Gates to Le Monastère St Paul de Mausole where Vincent Van Gogh spent time as a psychiatric patient. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France Vincent Van Gogh with sunflowers statue at Saint-Paul Asylum. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France Van Gogh's bedroom at Saint-Paul Asylum. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Aix-en-Provence, France Plant covered rock fountain on Cours Mirabeau, a main promenade. Aix-en-Provence, France Original antique interior of Les Deux Garçon restaurant on cours Mirabeau. Aix-en-Provence, France Detail of fountain of four dolphins by Jean-Claude Rambot on Place des Quatre Dauphins. Aix-en-Provence, France
Marseille, France Marseille port view from Notre Dame de la Garde. Marseille, France Old port fishing boat. Marseille, France Marseille city hall only building on old harbor to survive WW II. Marseille, France
Marseille Cathedral Marseille Cathedral. Marseille, France Octagonal domes atop Marseille Cathedral. Marseille, France Mosaics in striped stonework at Marseille Cathedral. Marseille, France
MuCEM, Marseille Cantilevered Villa Méditerranée built for Marseilles European Capital of Culture exhibition. Marseille, France Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée. Marseille, France Weights & measures made as stacking cups from Portugal at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Marseille, France
Ports & Towns East of Marseille Cassis Port. Cassis, France La Ciotat Museum detail. La Ciotat, France French naval warships in port. Le Seyne-sur-Mer, France

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