Perched high in the winding medieval streets, you know that this is going to be something special before you enter. The cool and tranquillity hits you immediately; the soaring arches and pale stone were aided by quiet background organ music, which really set the atmosphere.
Every column has a carved capitol showing a bible scene - great fun to work out what's what - and the tympanium is spectacular. Details of both are on helpful leaflets in several languages.
Outside there are several excellent (and not too pricey) restaurants, with a cobbled square & fountain. There is also a tiny public car park right by the cathedral - difficult to find as not signed, but shady and free!
Away from the cathedral, the Roman relics are Ok but not worth a long trek - I recommend the Petit Train ride for these.However, I would recommend a visit to the Plan D'eau just a few minutes outside the town (Plan D'eau du Vallon). A large grassy space around a lake, with lovely views of the hills behind, this has extensive free parking, a good open air pool, Ok mini-golf and lakeside walks - just the job to relax or amuse the kids after a hot day's sight-seeing. (with supermarkets a few streets away, for picnic food!) There are two small hotels right by this; a good place to be for a holiday base?
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