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Antibes. Famous resort town on the Mediterranean coast.
Fort Carre. The only remaining part of the old Antibes fortifications, this stronghold was built in 1550 on an isolated rock
Arles. An ancient city that inspired Vincent Van Gogh.
Amphitheatre (les Arènes). Built towards the end of the 1st century AD, this immense edifice could hold 25,000 spectators. Today you can do a tour of the lower arcades.
Constantine’s palace/ thermes de la Trouille. The largest remaining Roman baths in Provence (98m x 45m). It has a tepidarium (warm room) and calderium (hot room).
Roman theatre. Built about 25BC, only small parts remain. The Venus of Arles was discovered here in 1651.
The Aliscamys. A remarkable avenue of tombs, dating from Gallo-Roman times.
Cannes. One of the Cote d'Azur's most famous towns, Cannes is renowned the world over for it's annual film festival.
Le Suquet. This ancient citadel plays host to an 11th-century castle, the 16th-century church Notre-Dame d’Esperance, and offers a stunning view over the bay.
Fréjus. Popular tourist resort with excellent beaches.
Old Frejus: Groupe Episcopal. Certain medieval buildings survive, in the rues de Beausset, de Fleury, Jean-Jaures and Grisolle. The most important remains are in the Groupe Episcopal: this has an important 5th-century Baptistry, a 13th-century cathedral, and a 12th-century Cloister with lovely 16th-century painted panels. A small aarchaeology museum displays the finds from recent excavations.
Roman Frejus: Aqueduct. :This brought water from Mons to Frejus along its 40 Kms. Many of the pillars and arches remain.
Roman Frejus: Arena. The 2nd-century arena for 10,000 spectators is largely in ruins, but shows and bullfights are still held there in summer.
Roman Frejus: Plate-forme. The old Praetorium which would have had homes, businesses and baths.
Roman Frejus: Port. The Porte d’Oree still stands, near the Butte St Antoine which used to house the military laundry.
Roman Frejus: theatre. There are still vestiges of walls and of the orchestra pit.

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