The monuments are symbols of triumph and power of religion. While the Cathedral has Catalan and Flemish decorated ceilings, the Trophy of Augustus is another architectural wonder that comes with interesting stories during the rule of Augustus.
Both were built during the reign of Emperor Augustus. The Orange Amphitheater is still used today for shows and concerts, and you can find the Triumphal Arch just steps away.
Maison Carrée honors the goddess Roma and Gaius and Lucius. It also has a facade of six columns, like most Greek temples. Meanwhile, only four of the 22 arches of Saint Benezet remain today but still remain a popular destination with a compelling history.
Another monument along Rhone River is the Arles spa, completed during Constantine I's reign. The Amphitheater once hosted combats and chariot races and hosts concerts today.
While some old churches have sculptures on their facades, you can find them, like the Last Judgment sculpture, inside Arles' Eglise St. Trophime. Les Alyscamps is a one-of-a-kind monument, a necropolis over 1,000 years old.
Witness the 20-year evolution of a medieval city through the ruins of Vaison-la-Romaine and see the panoramic views of Nimes after climbing 140 steps up the Tour Magne.
The Berbie Palace features a French-style garden with hedges and flowers and the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. Meanwhile, the Convent of the Jacobins houses St Thomas Aquinas relics and built-in Gothique méridional style.