|2002||Tentative list||Submitted as tentative site by State Party|Jorge Sanchez (Spain):
Every time that I travel by car with from Barcelona, in Spain, to Arles, in France, or in direction to Italy (in the year 2013 I made that journey at least seven times), I see several times along the road between Narbonne and Nimes the following sign: Vous longez la Via Domitia.
The Via Domitia was a Roman way built by the Romans in the second century before Jesus Christ. It was so called to honor the Roman general who ordered its construction (Cneus Domitius). It united Ispania (today Spain) with Rome, via Galia (France).
The present A9 highway follows, more or less, the Via Domitia path.
During those recent journeys by car I always stopped for a rest in a aire de repos called Caissargue, in the middle of that old Roman Way.
In that aire de repos there is an archeological museum devoted to the Dame de Caissargues. It is always open, and the entrance is free. Besides, there is a fašade of an old Roman Theater.
Date posted: September 2013
Have you been to Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia? Share your experiences!