Sights & Attractions in Provence

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Name Category Location
 
Abbaye St-Victor
Founded in the fourth century by St-Cassien, who sailed into Marseille...
Religious Sites Marseille
 
Arènes
Rivaled only by the even better-preserved version in Nîmes, the...
Archaeological Sites Arles
 
Arènes
The best-preserved Roman amphitheater in the world is a miniature...
Archaeological Sites Nimes
 
Atelier Cézanne
Just north of the Vieille Ville loop you'll find Cézanne's studio...
Museums / Galleries Aix-en-Provence
 
Cathédrale de la Nouvelle Major
This gargantuan, neo-Byzantine 19th-century fantasy was built...
Religious Sites Marseille
 
Cathédrale Notre-Dame et St-Castor
Destroyed and rebuilt in several stages, Nîmes Cathedral was...
Religious Sites Nimes
 
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms
Built in a pure Provençal Romanesque style in the 12th century...
Religious Sites Avignon
 
Cathédrale St-Sauveur
Many eras of architectural history are clearly delineated and...
Religious Sites Aix-en-Provence
 
Centre de la Vieille Charité
At the top of the Panier district you'll find this superb ensemble...
Religious Sites Marseille
 
Château d'If
In the 16th century, François I recognized the strategic advantage...
Castles / Palaces, Military Sites, Islands Marseille
 
Cloître St-Trophime
This peaceful haven, one of the loveliest cloisters in Provence...
Religious Sites Arles
 
Cours Mirabeau
Shaded by a double row of tall plane trees, the Cours Mirabeau...
Neighborhoods / Streets Aix-en-Provence
 
Cryptoportiques
Entering through the elegant 17th-century City Hall, you can...
Archaeological Sites Arles
 
Église St-Jean-de-Malte
This 12th-century church served as a chapel of the Knights of...
Religious Sites Aix-en-Provence
 
Église St-Trophime
Classed as a world treasure by UNESCO, this extraordinary Romanesque...
Religious Sites Arles
 
Espace Van Gogh
A strikingly resonant site, this was the hospital to which the...
Museums / Galleries Arles
 
Fondation Van Gogh
After being temporarily housed at 30 rue de la République, the...
Museums / Galleries Arles
 
Jas de Bouffan
Cézanne's father bought this lovely estate, whose name translates...
Houses / Mansions Aix-en-Provence
 
Le Musée du Petit Palais
This residence of bishops and cardinals before Pope Benedict...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites, Castles / Palaces Avignon
 
Le Panier
This is the heart of old Marseille, a maze of high-shuttered...
Neighborhoods / Streets Marseille
 
Le Port Antique
This garden in front of the Musée d'Histoire de Marseille stands...
Archaeological Sites Marseille
 
Les Alyscamps
Though the romantically melancholic Roman cemetery lies 1 km...
Cemeteries Arles
 
Maison Carrée
Lovely and forlorn in the middle of a busy downtown square, this...
Museums / Galleries, Archaeological Sites Nimes
 
Musée Archéologique et d'Histoire Naturelle
This old Jesuit college houses a wonderful collection of local...
Museums / Galleries Nimes
 
Musée Calvet
Worth a visit for the beauty and balance of its architecture...
Museums / Galleries Avignon
 
Musée Cantini
Set in a beautifully restored 17th-century house, this lovely...
Museums / Galleries Marseille
 
Musée d'Art Contemporain
Musée d'Art Contemporain is inside the Carré d'Art, along with...
Museums / Galleries Nimes
 
Musée d'Histoire de Marseille
With the Port Antique in front, this modern, open-space museum...
Museums / Galleries Marseille
 
Musée Départemental Arles Antiques
Though it's a hike from the center, this state-of-the-art museum...
Museums / Galleries Arles
 
Musée des Beaux-Arts
The centerpiece of this early 20th-century building, stunningly...
Museums / Galleries Nimes
 
Musée des Civilisations de L'Europe et de la Mediterranée
After a lengthy renovation, the Museum of the Civilizations of...
Museums / Galleries Marseille
 
Musée des Docks Romains
In 1943 Germans destroyed the neighborhood along the Quai du...
Museums / Galleries Marseille
 
Musée des Tapisseries
Housed in the 17th-century Palais de l'Archevêché (Archbishop's...
Museums / Galleries Aix-en-Provence
 
Musée du Vieux Nîmes
Housed in the 17th-century bishop's palace opposite the cathedral...
Museums / Galleries Nimes
 
Musée Estienne de Saint-Jean
You'll find an eclectic assortment of local treasures inside...
Museums / Galleries Aix-en-Provence
 
Musée Granet
Once the École de Dessin (Art School) that granted Cézanne a...
Museums / Galleries Aix-en-Provence
 
Musée Lapidaire
Housed in a pretty little Jesuit chapel on the main shopping...
Museums / Galleries Avignon
 
Musée Réattu
Three rooms of this museum, housed in a Knights of Malta priory...
Museums / Galleries Arles
 
Navette
In keeping with the Vieux Port's substantially spiffed-up image...
Transportation Sites, Nautical Sites Marseille
 
Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde
Towering above the city and visible for miles around, this overscaled...
Religious Sites Marseille
 
Palais des Papes
This colossal palace creates a disconcertingly fortresslike impression...
Castles / Palaces Avignon
 
Pavillon de Vendôme
This extravagant Baroque villa was built in 1665 as a country...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Aix-en-Provence
 
Place de l'Horloge
This square is the social nerve center of Avignon; the concentration...
Squares, Archaeological Sites Avignon
 
Place Lamartine
Stand on the site of Van Gogh's residence in Arles—the now-famous...
Squares Arles
 
Pont St-Bénézet
This bridge is the subject of the famous children's song: "Sur...
Bridges / Tunnels Avignon
 
Pont Van Gogh
Van Gogh immortalized many everyday objects and captured views...
Archaeological Sites Arles
 
Rocher des Doms
Set on bluff above town, this lush hilltop garden has grand Mediterranean...
Gardens / Arboretums Avignon
 
Temple de Diane
This shattered Roman ruin dates from the second century BC. The...
Archaeological Sites Nimes
 
Théâtre Antique
Directly up Rue de la Calade from Place de la République, you'll...
Archaeological Sites Arles
 
Tour Magne
At the far end of the Jardins de la Fontaine, you'll find the...
Viewpoints Nimes
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