Glanum, Saint-Rémy, France

As we went in Arles to spend our « pre-christmas » hollydays, we didn’t want to get stuck in Arles… Even if it’s a wonderful city with loads of antique monuments such as the arena, we explored Glanum.

What is Glanum? First of all, it’s located in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (a small but attractive city) with nice alleys and cute restaurants. But you have to drive outskirts in order to find it. Don’t worry, you cannot miss it as a pretty high arch points out the place. Nature is everywhere around it, fields and a forest encircle the area… Perfect for hikes or picnics if the weather is mild.

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Here is the arch, finely chiseled:

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At the very beginning, Glanum was a Gallic city but has been influenced by Greek and Roman cultures. Its developpement started in the 2nd century BC. Pretty old, you see?

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As you climb up, you have an amazing point of view of the antique site of Glanum… You’re just completely immersed in nature brigthened up with sculpted rocks, limestones, columns…

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It was such a great experience, and I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit this site…

Have a nice day !

 

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