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.