Thursday, August 26, 2010

Loupian's Roman Ruins in Languedoc, France

Here are photos of beautiful mosaic floors of a recently discovered Roman villa dating back to the 400′s AD. It’s located in a town called Loupian which is near Sete, a coastal city. I was surprised to find such well-preserved floors dating back 1,500 years. The villa was discovered by a farmer ploughing his land. When he was ploughing through the dirt he kept seeing specks of color in the earth which turned out to be peices of the villa’s multicolored mosaic floors. Unfortunately, the plough damaged large sections of the floors.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pezenas, France: Towns of Languedoc in France

Pezenas was the favorite town we saw on our trip in the Languedoc region. It was the seat of the local government in Languedoc during the 16th and 17th centuries, resulting in beautiful architecture, stone staircases and wrought iron balconies.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Carcassonne, France: Medieval Towns of Languedoc, France

Carcassonne is the best-preserved Medieval city in France. It's located in the Languedoc region of France. While it's very touristy, it's still worth a visit to see this beautifully restored town.
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Aigues Mortes: Town of the Camargue in Languedoc, France

Continuing our journey through Languedoc-Roussillon, here are photos of the town of Aigues Mortes, a Medieval fortress in the middle of the Camargue region of France. As part of our stay we took a boat ride along the Camargue marshland canals and stopped to see the French 'cowboys' ride the gorgeous and rugged white horses of the region to round up some young bulls.
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