Provence is a land for the senses:  sun-filled ancient landscapes, the scents of lavender and olive groves,  Roman ruins and sub-baked villages.  The popes' castle at Chateauneuf du Pape is a ruin, but the region is famous for its wines.  "CdP" is just north of Avignon and Tavel.  The Pont du Gard is the 1st century Roman aqueduct that spans the Gardon River, and carried water to Nimes for 500 years..