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
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 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
 
Cours Mirabeau
Shaded by a double row of tall plane trees, the Cours Mirabeau...
Neighborhoods / Streets 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
 
Le Panier
This is the heart of old Marseille, a maze of high-shuttered...
Neighborhoods / Streets 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 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 Granet
Once the École de Dessin (Art School) that granted Cézanne a...
Museums / Galleries Aix-en-Provence
 
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
 
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
 
Pont St-Bénézet
This bridge is the subject of the famous children's song: "Sur...
Bridges / Tunnels Avignon
 
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
 
Tour Magne
At the far end of the Jardins de la Fontaine, you'll find the...
Viewpoints Nimes
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