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Provence Itinerary

Day 6

The Spectacular Roman Theatre In Orange.

The Roman Theatre in Orange, Provence (© HOCQUEL Alain - Vaucluse Provence)

We leave the hills of the Lubéron behind. Today is a day of two halves. In the morning we  stay on tine roads as we head towards Courthezon, and we'll visit a vwey interesting vineyard, the Caves Jamet. We'll learn a lot about the rukes of appellations - and not all of it good! The motorway cut this vineyard in half, and as a result the owner produces Chateauneuf du Pape, and Vin de France (the lowest classification available). It's the same wine! He's a fascinating and funny guy, you'll enjoy Caves Jamet.
 
In the afternoon we arrive in Orange. Until recently this town was home to the French Foreign Legion, but it's more famous as a retirement town for retired Roman soldiers, and today boasts a truly spectacular Roman Theatre - we'll visit before dinner. 
 
We'll also have a look at the huge triumphal arch that dates back to the reign of Augustus. The Theatre and the Arch together are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Distance: 18 miles / 29 km 
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