Tag: ROMAN

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – DAY 163


ROMAN FRANCE People don’t tend to associate France with ancient Roman temples, perfectly preserved Roman amphitheatres, or stupendous Roman aqueducts. And yet there’s a wealth of Roman ruins here in the Languedoc-Roussillon region – as we discovered today.     Languedoc-Roussillon is in the far South-Western corner of […]

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – DAY 146


VIEWS OF VIEUX LYON Founded by the Romans in 43BC Lyon has a 2,000 year history that’s still visible today in the city’s architecture and cultural heritage. Walking around Vieux Lyon today we saw everything from Roman ruins to Medieval homes; from Gothic cathedrals to Renaissance palaces. Very […]

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – DAY 108


ROMAN* AROUND NORTHERN ENGLAND Hadrian’s Wall stretches across Northern England, from Wallsend in the East to Bowness-on-Solway in the West. This 2,000-year-old, 135km-long stone barricade winds its way through some of the loveliest countryside in England and attracts hikers and history buffs from all over the world. Today […]