To see Roman France, go south

When asked the best way to view the Roman heritage of France, Patrick Périn, the director of the Musée des Antiquités Nationales replied, "Go South." That is what travel reporter Elaine Sciolino did to research her article for the New York Times. (photos)

On her travels, Sciolino visited amphitheaters, vineyards, the highest Roman bridge-aqueduct in the world, and several ancient Roman towns, all within several days and easy travel from Paris. Her lengthy report appeared in the travel section of the New York Times.