Provence Travel Guide
Plan Your Provence Vacation
Provence's azure skies, brilliant sunlight, and windswept landscapes have inspired artists like Cézanne and Van Gogh, as well as countless travelers. Medieval villages perch on hilltops between rolling vineyards, fragrant lavender fields, and craggy mountains. On the coast, port towns and glamorous resorts are scattered among the French Riviera's sparkling beaches. Savor the civilized pleasures of the region, too: Aix's elegant boulevards, Arles's and Avignon's archaeological treasures, and glorious Marseille's lively restaurants and architectural gems.
Space is at a premium in Provence. June, July, and August are considered to be high season, and it can be particularly... read more
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Things To Do in Provence
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Hometown of Cézanne and Zola, ritzy and charming Aix is epitomized by its Cours Mirabeau, a tree-lined boulevard with lovely cafés in... Read more
Married new money? Made a stock-market killing? Or just remember the old saw "If you don't travel first class, your heirs will"? Well, the... Read more
If you’re used to the hustle and bustle of Paris, the tempo of life in Provence and the French Riviera may come as a pleasant surprise.... Read more
Natural Beauty: The dazzling Mediterranean and the untamed Camargue beckon. Food and Wine: France's regional cuisines pair... Read more
How will you experience Provence and the French Riviera? Will you while away the hours in the Cours Saleya marketplace of Nice? Or play... Read more
If you want to focus only on the best of Provence—its history, its architecture, its markets, and its cafés, devote your time to the... Read more
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