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
 
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 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
 
Cours Mirabeau
Shaded by a double row of tall plane trees, the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Aix-en-Provence
 
Église St-Trophime
Classed as a world treasure by UNESCO, this...
Religious Sites Arles
 
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 Ville
Built between 1655 and 1678 by Pierre Pavillon,...
Government Buildings Aix-en-Provence
 
La Rotonde
If you've just arrived in Aix's center, this...
Memorials / Monuments Aix-en-Provence
 
Le Panier
This is the heart of old Marseille, a maze of...
Neighborhoods / Streets Marseille
 
Les Alyscamps
Though the romantically melancholic Roman...
Cemeteries Arles
 
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 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 Granet
Once the École de Dessin (Art School) that...
Museums / Galleries Aix-en-Provence
 
Musée Réattu
Three rooms of this museum, housed in a...
Museums / Galleries Arles
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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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