Sights & Attractions in Provence

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Name Category Location
 
Abbaye St-Victor
Founded in the fourth century by St-Cassien, who...
Religious Sites Marseille
 
Ancienne Halle aux Grains
Built in 1761, this former grain market serves...
Archaeological Sites Aix-en-Provence
 
Arènes
Rivaled only by the even better-preserved...
Archaeological Sites Arles
 
Arènes
The best-preserved Roman amphitheater in the...
Archaeological Sites Nimes
 
Atelier Cézanne
Just north of the Vieille Ville loop you'll find...
Museums / Galleries Aix-en-Provence
 
Bar de la Marine
Even if you've never read or seen Marcel Pagnol's...
Restaurants Marseille
 
Café-Brasserie les Deux Garçons
Cézanne enjoyed his coffee and papers here, as...
Restaurants Aix-en-Provence
 
Cathédrale de la Nouvelle Major
This gargantuan, neo-Byzantine 19th-century...
Religious Sites Marseille
 
Cathédrale Notre-Dame et St-Castor
Destroyed and rebuilt in several stages, Nîmes...
Religious Sites Nimes
 
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms
Built in a pure Provençal Romanesque style in...
Religious Sites Avignon
 
Cathédrale St-Sauveur
Many eras of architectural history are clearly...
Religious Sites Aix-en-Provence
 
Centre de la Vieille Charité
At the top of the Panier district you'll find...
Religious Sites Marseille
 
Château d'If
In the 16th century, François I recognized the...
Castles / Palaces, Military Sites, Islands Marseille
 
Cloître St-Trophime
This peaceful haven, one of the loveliest...
Religious Sites Arles
 
Collège Royal-Bourbon
It's within these walls, which now belong to the...
Educational Institutions Aix-en-Provence
 
Cours Mirabeau
Shaded by a double row of tall plane trees, the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Aix-en-Provence
 
Cryptoportiques
Entering through the elegant 17th-century City...
Archaeological Sites Arles
 
Église de la Madeleine
Though the facade now bears 19th-century touches,...
Religious Sites Aix-en-Provence
 
Église St-Jean-de-Malte
This 12th-century church served as a chapel of...
Religious Sites Aix-en-Provence
 
Église St-Trophime
Classed as a world treasure by UNESCO, this...
Religious Sites Arles
 
Espace Saint Louis
This graceful old 17th-century Jesuit cloister...
Religious Sites Avignon
 
Espace Van Gogh
A strikingly resonant site, this was the...
Museums / Galleries Arles
 
Fontaine d'Eau Chaude
Deliciously thick with dripping moss, this...
Bodies of Water Aix-en-Provence
 
Fontaine des Quatre Dauphins
Within a tiny square at a symmetrical...
Memorials / Monuments Aix-en-Provence
 
Hôtel de Châteaurenard
Across from a commercial gallery that calls...
Government Buildings Aix-en-Provence
 
Hôtel de Ville
Built between 1655 and 1678 by Pierre Pavillon,...
Government Buildings Aix-en-Provence
 
Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède
This ornately decorated mansion houses the...
Houses / Mansions Aix-en-Provence
 
Jardin du Pharo
The Pharo, another larger-than-life edifice...
Gardens / Arboretums Marseille
 
Jas de Bouffan
Cézanne's father bought this lovely estate,...
Houses / Mansions Aix-en-Provence
 
La Rotonde
If you've just arrived in Aix's center, this...
Memorials / Monuments Aix-en-Provence
 
Le Musée du Petit Palais
This residence of bishops and cardinals before...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites, Castles / Palaces Avignon
 
Le Panier
This is the heart of old Marseille, a maze of...
Neighborhoods / Streets Marseille
 
Le Port Antique
This garden in front of the Musée d'Histoire de...
Archaeological Sites Marseille
 
Les Alyscamps
Though the romantically melancholic Roman...
Cemeteries Arles
 
Les Arcenaulx
In this broad, elegant stone armory, first built...
Stores / Malls Marseille
 
Les Halles
By 6 every morning (except Monday) the merchants...
Markets / Bazaars Avignon
 
Les Remparts
More than 4 kilometers (2½ miles) long, these...
Military Sites Avignon
 
Maison Carrée
Lovely and forlorn in the middle of a busy...
Museums / Galleries, Archaeological Sites Nimes
 
Marché aux Poissons
Up and going by 8 am every day, this...
Markets / Bazaars Marseille
 
Musée Archéologique et d'Histoire Naturelle
This old Jesuit college houses a wonderful...
Museums / Galleries Nimes
 
Musée Calvet
Worth a visit for the beauty and balance of its...
Museums / Galleries Avignon
 
Musée Cantini
Set in a beautifully restored 17th-century house,...
Museums / Galleries Marseille
 
Musée d'Histoire de Marseille
With the Port Antique in front, this modern,...
Museums / Galleries Marseille
 
Musée Départemental Arles Antiques
Though it's a hike from the center, this...
Museums / Galleries Arles
 
Musée des Beaux-Arts
The centerpiece of this early 20th-century...
Museums / Galleries Nimes
 
Musée des Civilisations de L'Europe et de la Mediterranée
After a lengthy renovation, the Museum of the...
Museums / Galleries Marseille
 
Musée des Docks Romains
In 1943 Germans destroyed the neighborhood along...
Museums / Galleries Marseille
 
Musée des Tapisseries
Housed in the 17th-century Palais de...
Museums / Galleries Aix-en-Provence
 
Musée du Vieux Nîmes
Housed in the 17th-century bishop's palace...
Museums / Galleries Nimes
 
Musée Estienne de Saint-Jean
You'll find an eclectic assortment of local...
Museums / Galleries Aix-en-Provence
 
Musée Granet
Once the École de Dessin (Art School) that...
Museums / Galleries Aix-en-Provence
 
Musée Lapidaire
Housed in a pretty little Jesuit chapel on the...
Museums / Galleries Avignon
 
Musée Réattu
Three rooms of this museum, housed in a...
Museums / Galleries Arles
 
Musée Requien
Don't bother to rush to this eccentric little...
Museums / Galleries Avignon
 
Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle
An unusual collection of dinosaur eggs...
Museums / Galleries Aix-en-Provence
 
Navette
In keeping with the Vieux Port's substantially...
Transportation Sites, Nautical Sites Marseille
 
Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde
Towering above the city and visible for miles...
Religious Sites Marseille
 
Palais des Papes
This colossal palace creates a disconcertingly...
Castles / Palaces Avignon
 
Pavillon de Vendôme
This extravagant Baroque villa was built in...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Aix-en-Provence
 
Place d'Albertas
Of all the elegant squares in Aix, this one is...
Squares Aix-en-Provence
 
Place de l'Horloge
This square is the social nerve center of...
Squares, Archaeological Sites Avignon
 
Place Lamartine
Stand on the site of Van Gogh's residence in...
Squares Arles
 
Place Thiars
An ensemble of Italianate 18th-century buildings...
Squares Marseille
 
Pont St-Bénezet
"Sur le pont d'Avignon on y danse, on y danse...
Bridges / Tunnels Avignon
 
Rocher des Doms
Set on bluff above town, this lush hilltop garden...
Gardens / Arboretums Avignon
 
Temple de Diane
This shattered Roman ruin dates from the second...
Archaeological Sites Nimes
 
Théâtre Antique
Directly up Rue de la Calade from Place de la...
Archaeological Sites Arles
 
Théâtre National de Marseille La Criée
Behind the floridly decorated facade of this...
Arts / Performance Venues Marseille
 
Thermes Sextius
Warm natural springs first discovered under the...
Hot Springs / Spas Aix-en-Provence
 
Tour Magne
At the far end of the Jardins de la Fontaine,...
Viewpoints Nimes

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