: SEPTIÈME PARTIE/ HOLIDAYS IN FRANCE : PART SEVEN FRANCE
One Hotel Room at a Time
it was on to in southern Orange , also known as the City of the Princes. The main
reason for our visit to France
was to see The Théâtre antique d'Orange ("Ancient Theatre of
Orange"). It is an ancient Roman theatre, built early in the 1st
century CE, (the town Roman Orange was founded in 35 BC). Orange
It is said to be one of the best preserved of all the Roman theatres. In 1981 UNESCO declared the theatre as a World Heritage Site. The theatre was an important attraction in Roman times and continues to draw visitors from around the world, who come to hear its exceptional acoustics and appreciate its architecture.
When you climb the stairs, you cannot help but to think of the history of the theatre, who else before you have climbed the very stairs you are on? The place is amazingly preserved.
Once we had finished climbing and exploring we headed into town and had one of the most simplistic yet delicious pizzas I have ever had.