Provence – The Roman Province along the via Agrippa

Provence – The Roman Province along the via Agrippa

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in France, Loire Valley, Provence-Alps Maritime | No Comments

Along the via Agrippa: Arles (Arelate), Barbegal Mill, Carpentras (Carpentoracte), Orange (Arausio), Vaison La Romaine (Vasio), Vienne (Viennensium) The three great roads of the Roman Province were the via Domitia, the via Agrippa and the via Julia Augusta. The latter became known as the via Aurelia in the 3rd century when Aurelian (Lucius Domitius Aurelianus Augustus) became Rome’s 44th Emperor. […]

2004 – Loire Valley; Apocalypse tapestry and the Grand Chateaux

2004 – Loire Valley; Apocalypse tapestry and the Grand Chateaux

Posted by on Sep 5, 2004 in France, Loire Valley | No Comments

We’ve rented a small stone house near Tours, a 10 minute walk from the charming little village of Azey le Rideau, which, of course, also has a beautiful Chateau; every town and village in the Loire Valley is near a large beautiful Chateau. The old French aristocracy was enormously wealthy. When you visit this “valley […]

2002 – The Loire Valley, France

2002 – The Loire Valley, France

Posted by on Aug 16, 2002 in France, Loire Valley | No Comments

August 16, 2002 Romorantin-Lathenay is so perfectly located; forests abounding with game, rivers convenient for trade, but due to circumstances beyond its control, while other villes dotted their grounds with magnificent Chateaux, Romoratin was left behind. As a kid, King Francois I used to play in the nearby forest and streams of Romorantin and when […]