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Provence Travel Guide

Provence Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Provence? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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Paul Cézanne, Superstar

Matisse called him "the father of us all." He helped catapult Picasso into Cubism. And nearly every artist working today owes a huge debt to...

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Provence's Wines

As the world has now discovered, there is a wine that is neither red nor white—a rosé, a versatile wine you can drink with almost anything....

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Provençal Clay Figures

They beckon from shop windows in every hill town, these miniatures called santons, from the dialect santouns for "little saints." But whatever...

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Touring the Calanques

To hike the Calanques, gauge your skills: the GR98 (marked with red-and-white bands) is the most scenic route, but requires ambitious scrambling...

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Top Reasons to Go to Provence and the French Riviera

Natural Beauty: The dazzling Mediterranean and the untamed Camargue beckon. Food and Wine: France's regional cuisines pair perfectly with...

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Provence Today

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. People...

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The Provence Way of Life

If eating is the national pastime in France, it is a true vocation in Provence. And the pleasure of relaxing in a shady square over a pitcher...

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Being Scott and Zelda

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 Riviera...

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Aix-en-Provence

Hometown of Cézanne and Zola, ritzy and charming Aix is epitomized by its Cours Mirabeau, a tree-lined boulevard with lovely cafés in which...

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Top Provence and French Riviera Experiences

How will you experience Provence and the French Riviera? Will you while away the hours in the Cours Saleya marketplace of Nice? Or play queen...

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7 Days

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 "three...

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14 Days

First-time travelers to this region can make the most of a short visit by going straight to the highlights. You may only have a week, but try...

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8 Days

Perhaps even more than Paris, Provence and its sun-drenched coast was a lightning rod to modern artists and a crucible for the forging of Modernism...

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In Search of the Perfect Bouillabaisse

Marseille is a Mediterranean melting pot of people, styles, and, of course—since the city is home to some of the best bouillabaisse on the planet...

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An Appetite for Provence

Ever wondered what it might be like to cook in Julia Child's kitchen? Or look at fresh vegetables with a local's eye? With a food history as...

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Provence's Village Markets

In Provence, forget about the supermarket and head to the marketplace—an integral part of French culture anywhere in France, but even more so...

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Old as the Hills

Since the first cave paintings, man has extracted ocher from the earth, using its extraordinary palette of colors to make the most of nature...

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A Good Walk in Arles

The best of Arles is enclosed in the inner maze of streets and alleyways known as the Old Town, nestled along the Rhône, where you can find...

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Van Gogh in Arles and St-Rémy

It was the light that drew Vincent van Gogh to Arles. For a man raised under the iron-gray skies of the Netherlands and the gaslight pall of...

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Provençal Textiles

Vivid medallion prints, soft floral sprigs, assertive paisley borders—they've come to define the Provençal Experience, these brightly patterned...

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