Tag Archives : World Heritage Site

Dancing on the Rhône: Avignon Bridge


St Benezet Bridge, Pont Saint-Bénézet (Pont d’Avignon), Avignon, France Sometimes I’m a little baffled by life.  When I suggested to Mama-Chickpea that we go to Avignon in the summer, she randomly started singing at me.  Apparently, this song was “Sur le pont d’Avignon“, a tuneless ditty she’s been forced to learn some fifty years ago at school, and had inexplicably refused…

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The Stage Is Set: the Roman Theatre of Orange


Roman Theatre of Orange, Théâtre antique d’Orange, Orange, France As part of my summer trip to the South of France, after over twenty years of eager anticipation, I finally made it to the Roman Theatre in Orange.  And, crushingly, I was disappointed. The theatre is widely publicised as being one of the best preserved Roman theatres of Europe, but somehow it…

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