France Part Five – Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape

The 5th instalment of our French tour two years ago……

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Back to our chariot for the latest adventure taking in the Roman city and renowned wine region.

We stopped first for picnic supplies and a whistle-stop tour of Villeneuve’s striking cathedral with it’s fine cloisters.

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After that, it was all green for go to Orange for its impressive amphitheatre. Unbeknown to me before the trip, this was the city that spawned the House of Orange, the historic Dutch Royal Dynasty that was to be so prominent and divisive in Europe, none more so than in the United Kingdom and Ireland. I had always assumed Orange to be in the Netherlands – you live and learn, a great bi-product of travel.

We headed straight for the ancient theatre. Wow, it fully justified skipping the interior of its near neighbour in Arles. Not only were the stepped seats in great condition (albeit restored), but the stage, choir and stage wall were remarkably…

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  1. Your interesting entry brought me some memories of the past….
    Love the place and…your shots!

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