Vaison-La-Romaine, the Cathedral

by Robert Moffat August. 11, 2016 1292 views

Our lovely room at le Beffroi - we had the same one last year!

Here we are in a lovely little town (Vaison La Romaine) staying at one of our favourite places (Hostellerie le Beffroi). 

A busker in traditional Provencal costume

the view from the hotel

the Cathedral is way in the distance - close up!

everywhere you look is interesting!

inside the cathedral

The Cloisters are really lovely - and so peaceful

 After our evening singing in the winery at Mourchon we headed off early the next morning to go and sing for the Mass at the nearby cathedral of Our Lady of Nazareth in Vaison-La -Romaine. Christianity has been practiced here since at least the late 3rd century and the Christian community had a bishop by 314!

The present building dates primarily from the 11th and 12th centuries and is Romanesque in style. We were all made very welcome by the priest and the congregation and sang a mix of music in Latin, and English including Bach, Harris Rutter and Victoria. A mix of styles and centuries.

the Belfry marks the entrance to the old town of Vaison

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Jacki 4 years, 10 months ago

Pretty place! You must very patiently wait around in locations to avoid people... or perhaps they need to boost their tourism! :-) When are you off to Greece again?

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Robert Moffat Replied to Jacki 4 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Jacki - more France to come but yes Greece again in mid September! Hope you may find time to travel to Europe on of these days! Bob

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Tomie Poodle 4 years, 10 months ago

Very nice village, isn'it ?

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