Nestling in the lush countryside of the Vaucluse region in south east France is Vaison-La-Romaine. Surrounded by the river Ouveze, there are two parts to the town joined by a Roman bridge over the river. On the North side you’ll find wonderful shops, restaurants and cafes, and in the upper town you’ll discover the Haute Ville, which is the medieval centre. Here you’ll find the 12th century castle, little shady squares, cobbled streets and stunning views, which makes the climb to the top well worth it. The Roman ruins in Vaison-La-Romaine are definitely worth seeing. As well as excavated ruins, you’ll find a museum, 6000-seat Roman theatre and baths. Then there’s the Cathedral Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth – another important site. To make the journey as much fun for children, take the touring train, which includes visits to the main town, Roman bridge and cathedral. To digest all you’ve seen, then stroll over to the Grand Rue where you’ll find most cafes and restaurants.