Monuments in South of France

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Centenary Monument

Pont du Gard

Albi Cathedral and Tropaeum Alpium

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. 

Triumphal Arch of Orange and Orange Amphitheater

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 and Pont Saint Benezet

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. 

Roman Theater of Arles and Constantine’s Baths

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.

Eglise St. Trophime and Les Alyscamps

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. 

Roman Ruins of Vaison-la-Romaine and Tour Magne

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.

Berbie Palace and Convent of the Jacobins

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.

Senanque Abbey

Cathar Castle Ruins

Les Baux Castle


Basilica Saint-Sernin and Lyon Cathedral

Both churches symbolize iconic designs, like the stunning clock and rose stained glass windows of Lyon Cathedral, and the tympanum with the ascension of Christ with the angels, and the twelve apostles in Pyrenean marble of the Basilica.

More Monuments to See in South of France

Duchy of Uzè

Palais Idéal

Nimes Arena

Abbey de Montmajour

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