France, ancient Gaul or Gallia, has been, and continues to be, an endless source of inspiration for countless artists, writers, students and travellers, with its wonderful landscapes, rich culture and spectacular monuments. Retrace the steps of all those who have lived in this great nation, and fully experience what they experienced, first hand.
“Explore the ancient origins of Arles, Nimes, Orange and Pont du Gard, all highlights of the region of Provence, the first Roman 'provincia' outside of Italy, founded by Julius Caesar.”
Visit the triumphal arches erected by the family of Julius Caesar in the environs of Saint-Remy de Provence, take in the archaeological site of Glanum, the Roman aqueducts and the nearby towns of Arles and Avignon and then head to the picturesque villages of Fontvieille and Les Baux De Provence, among others.
PROVENCE, THE FIRST ROMAN PROVINCE: GALLIA OPTIMA
One of the most beautiful regions of France and, arguably, all of Europe, owes much of its infrastructure to the Romans, who founded the settlements that have developed into many of the region's most famous towns and cities.
Spend a day in Provence
Provence or 'Gallia Optima', is one of the oldest regions of France, dating back to Phoenician and Greek colonists who founded a settlement at Marseilles. Explore these classical foundations with a day in Arles and the surrounding area.
Roman Aqueducts, Bridges and Monuments
Choose to spend more time meandering through the streets of St Remy or Arles or venture further afield to Orange and Pont du Gard on day three of your Provencal adventure.
St Remy de Provence
Basing yourself in this beautiful town, you will be free to explore the Roman settlement of Glanum and the place where Van Gogh recuperated during one of the most productive periods of his artistic career.
Nimes, City of Art and Culture, through the Ages
Spend your final day exploring the magnificent city of Nimes, home to some of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres and temples in the world.
“Be inspired in France by the accomplishments of one of history's greatest generals: Julius Caesar.”
“Antonio's honest and friendly personality makes doing business with him easy, and my students love him. Overseas he spends a lot of time with them and clearly enjoys teaching them all the wonderful stuff he knows.”