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  1. Pauline

    Hiking Walking Easy in Europe

    In the 1990s Chet and Carolee Lipton wrote a brilliant set of books about hiking in Europe: Walking Easy in the Swiss Alps Walking Easy in the Italian Alps Walking Easy in the French Alps Walking Easy in the Austrian Alps In the 2000s these books were updated and combined into two books. New...
  2. Terry

    Paris We Fell in Love With France

    By teaberry from Pennsylvania, USA, Spring 2006 April 7 to April 23, 2006. We spent our first week in Paris and had a family reunion, and spent our second week in glorious Provence. This trip report was originally published on SlowTrav. Why France, and Where to Go? In the summer of 2005, my...
  3. Pauline

    Miscellaneous France Travel Basics

    Regions and Departments of France France is divided into thirteen regions (not including overseas regions). Regions are further divided into departments. In total there are 96 departments (not including overseas departments). In some cases the department is better known than the region. For...
  4. Pauline

    Provence Fréjus Aqueduct

    The town of Fréjus sits on the western edge of the Estérel Mountains, on the Mediterranean coast. During ancient Roman times Fréjus was an important port town called Forum Julii and situated at the crossroads of Via Augusta and Via Domitia. There are various Roman remains in and around the town...
  5. Fréjus Amphitheater

    Fréjus Amphitheater

    From the outside.
  6. Fréjus Amphitheater

    Fréjus Amphitheater

    Entrance.
  7. Fréjus Amphitheater

    Fréjus Amphitheater

    Information sign.
  8. Fréjus

    Fréjus

    Historic town center.
  9. Fréjus Aqueduct

    Fréjus Aqueduct

    Much of the aqueduct was underground.
  10. Fréjus Aqueduct

    Fréjus Aqueduct

    Aqueduct came out of the ground at this point.
  11. Fréjus Aqueduct

    Fréjus Aqueduct

    Arches in Villa Aurélienne Park.
  12. Fréjus Aqueduct

    Fréjus Aqueduct

    Arches in Villa Aurélienne Park.
  13. Fréjus Aqueduct

    Fréjus Aqueduct

    Arches brought the aqueduct into town.
  14. Fréjus Aqueduct

    Fréjus Aqueduct

    Narrow entrance to Villa Aurélienne.
  15. Fréjus Aqueduct

    Fréjus Aqueduct

    Arches across the road.
  16. Fréjus Aqueduct

    Fréjus Aqueduct

    Arch on the DN7 road.
  17. Pauline

    Nouvelle-Aquitaine Loupian Roman Villa

    Loupian Roman Villa (Villa-Loupian) is the remains of a 5th century Roman villa with beautiful and well preserved mosaic floors. The villa was discovered under a farm field and many parts of the mosaics were damaged, but they saved what they could and reconstructed the walls of the villa so you...
  18. Loupian Villa

    Loupian Villa

    Mosaic floors in the Roman villa.
  19. Loupian Villa

    Loupian Villa

    Mosaic floors in the Roman villa.
  20. Loupian Villa

    Loupian Villa

    Mosaic floors in the Roman villa.
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