Vaison-la-Romaine is a beautiful town with a history dating back to Roman times.  Separated from the lower town by the Ouvèze river, the haute ville/upper town features narrow, medieval streets meeting at small squares, each of which features a fountain spilling fresh water into carved stone basins.  The doors are pretty neat, too.

The carvings in the stone have been softly worn away, but their details can still be appreciated.

Tile roofs are the norm in Provence and this arch over the doorway reflects that tradition beautifully.

Provençal blue always pleases.

Even in a mini version…

Double the blue is twice as nice.

An interpretation of a cathedral’s stained glass window is magnificent in its artistry.

A local wine-maker’s home perhaps?

He appears ready to step through the doorway at any moment.  Photos like this are featured throughout the village, providing a view of the lives of previous residents.

 

6 comments on “Les Portes du Vaison-la-Romaine

  1. Love the architecture there – hope you are having a great trip. Keep the photos and stories coming :)

  2. Sherry on said:

    How beautiful! We have only been home a week an already miss Provence SO much! Please keep posting the photos, we are lovin them!
    Have fun and drink a glass of wine for us!

  3. Hey girl! You would love it here…no mosquitos!!

  4. So glad you are having a great time! Be sure to check out the cheese shop (you probably already have!) Lou Canestou which is right downtown. Today is market day in Vaison and I can imagine you had a great day!

  5. Mary Madden on said:

    Love the pictures of the doors in Vaison. I recognize the one with the picture of the guy walking. I remember it being right near the Hotel Belfroi where I stayed last fall. I am sure that you are all having a fabulous time. What fun for me to check in and see what you are seeing. Happy touring…

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