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Provence Travel Guide

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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.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Natural Beauty The dazzling Mediterranean and the untamed Camargue beckon.
  2. Food and Wine France's regional cuisines pair perfectly with great local vintages.
  3. Lofty Views Built to ward off pirates and pillagers, hilltop villages are stunning.
  4. Market Day Farmers display the local bounty at markets in every town and village.
  5. Seaside Splendor Sunny beaches and glitzy nightlife define the alluring Côte d'Azur.
  6. Modern Art Marvelous museums display masterpieces by residents Picasso and Matisse.

When To Go

When to Go?

July and August can be stifling here, not only because of the intense heat but the crowds of tourists and vacationers. June and September are...

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