​​​​People travel with Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation’s high-speed trains for many different reasons but one of the most rewarding reasons to catch a train and travel is to take a walk through history. We can learn so much from our past and what better way to do this than walking where the Romans once walked? Some of the world’s best places to travel through history are without a doubt Spain in the Roman city of Tarragona and France in the medieval city of Carcassonne and Roman city of Nimes. ​


Tarragona, Spain​

Tarragona is located on the north east coast of Spain, just one hour south in train from Barcelona, which well worth stopping to see as well. In Roman times the city was expanded as a Roman colony, which still shows today with much of the architecture. There are many things you will see, which will give you the feeling that you are back in the Roman times including the great walls that surrounded Tarragona long ago, the temple and Amphitheatre among many other landmarks that can be seen along the Roman route, which is a tour through all of the history. With Renfe-SNCF en Coopération’s high speed trains you can come and explore this city on your stroll through the past! 

Nîmes, France​


Nimes is located in the South of France and is only a 4 hour and 16 minute train ride from Tarragona! This city is known for its famous monuments, which came from the time period when it was ruled by the Roman Empire, such as the Maison Carree and Nimes Arena. These monuments are why you can often hear the city referenced as the French Rome. The Maison Carree is known as one of the best-preserved temples from the Roman Empire, which will help your time travel experience exceed all expectations. While in the south of France in addition to the history, you must try all of the rich cuisine as described in this article! ​

Carcassonne, France​

Carcassonne is full of history in the south of France in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the country. The Romans occupied this city due to its strategic location in between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic as well as the Pyrenees. As shown in this image, the medieval fortress is a great landmark, which was restored in 1853 and added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1997 by UNESCO. The views of the fortress on the hilltop are absolutely remarkable and a must see by all those interested in experiencing Carcassonne and learning about it’s rich past. While you are planning your trip check out this article that describes the best activities to get the most of your time here! 

When traveling with our trains you can easily hop off in any of the locations during the journey to get the most out of your trip! So what are you waiting for? Book your trip now with Renfe-SNCF en Coopération to travel back in time to do as the Romans! ​

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  • Thomas Roger 07/05/2018 13:00:37
    This Information is Really Incredible and medieval fortress has been added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1997 by UNESCO. This is really Unique Appreciated.

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