The Roman ruins of Vaison-la-Romaine are among some of the most important in France. Easily accessible, the two main sites that are open to the public - Puymin and La Villasse - can be found in the town centre. At la Villasse there is a Roman street leading to more baths, and the Maison au Buste d’Argent, an impressive villa with mosaic floors and its own baths.


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Founded: 0-100 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)


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pierre Dusein (3 years ago)
Very warm welcome. Impeccable bedroom and living space. Kitchen area available. Very nice and good breakfast. A stopover to recommend.
Julien Ayme (4 years ago)
What happiness, here is among other things that seduced us in this pretty guesthouse in the heart of Vaison la Romaine: The originality of the place, we cross the flea market for access to the room. The smell of wood. Visit and tasting advice. The friendliness and availability of the owner
La Manescale (4 years ago)
The reception was at the top, Julien made us feel at home! The house is fantastic, full of small curiosities, with a beautiful patio and a very pretty terrace. It is a unique experience, in the evening you have the impression of living in a mysterious flea market, during the day it takes on the ambiance of a warm Spanish inn! The two bedrooms are tastefully arranged with dream bathrooms!
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