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Discover Roman France along the Côte d’Azur

The Côte d’Azur brings to mind a vision of glamorous parties, glistening super yachts and beautiful Impressionist landscapes. Yet this playground of the rich was two thousand years ago, the major routeway from Gaul to Italy, and remains a hotbed of archaeology. The Via Julia Augusta, begun in 13 BCE by Augustus and completed by later emperors, was one of the longest of Roman roads, heading ever onwards through the countryside of Provence.    

This rich and fertile coastline was not only coveted by Roman settlers – our route takes in the archaeology of earlier Greek colonists as well as the indigenous Gauls and their Stone Age ancestors. Follow the road that led to Rome!

Tour highlights:

  • Visit Barbegal mill complex, the cutting edge of 2nd century AD technology
  • Discover the recently excavated site of Roman Albintimilium
  • A full day exploring beautiful Arles, once a provincial capital of ancient Rome
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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Field notes
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