Provence Walk

History of Motion

The Half Day History of Provence Tour is guided by Janet Henderson, a lawyer and historian. For the last ten years Janet has been studying not only the local history of Provence, but also its place in the wider context of Western European history, charting a course from Greek and Roman times right through to the present day.

The guided three hour tour recounts a compelling and colourful tale, providing you with the historical context to appreciate Vaison-la-Romaine – a jewel in the crown of papal Provence. The landscape, fountains, churches, castles, mansions, alleyways and squares acquire another dimension as we imagine the events and people that have left an indelible mark on Vaison and the land of the Popes. Listen to a fascinating blend of history, folk-tale and legend that makes the defining events of the last three millennia spring to life and explains how these events have shaped the cultural identity of the area.


PRICE - GROUP TOUR (Own Transport)

30 euros per person

Subject to a minimum group tour fee of 120 euros.


Please Contact Janet for a quote.


The morning walking tour provides you with a relaxed and engaging summary of some of the major events in the history of the area taking in such momentous events as the fall of the Roman Empire, the advent of Christianity, the origins of the feudal system, the adventures of the Avignon popes, the Renaissance, the French Revolution – and last but not least Napoleon’s legacy to France and indeed to Western Europe. It uses Vaison’s Roman ruins, Romanesque cathedral and medieval town as a beautiful and dramatic backdrop.

Meeting Point :

The tour commences at a designated meeting point in Vaison-la-Romaine.

For more detailed information about the tour

Please visit the History in Motion website

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