I’ve been to several destinations where I felt two or more worlds collided, but few more profoundly than Arles, France.
Let’s begin with the world of the Romans in Arles. If you want to see Roman ruins, there are few places with more well preserved Roman ruins than Arles.
Rome began its’ conquest of southern France (known then as Gaul) back in 125 BC. By the time the Goths conquered Arles in 471 AD the Romans had been putting their mark on the region for several hundred years, leaving behind magnificent structures that are still in use today.