Provence Sights

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Aix, Marseille, and the Central Coast 76

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Aix-en-Provence 25

Aubagne 5

Bandol 7

Cassis 4

Marseille 29

Toulon 6

The Vaucluse 60

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Apt 1

Avignon 15

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Gordes 6

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Lacoste 2

Le Barroux 1

Lourmarin 1

Menerbes 3

Mont Ventoux 1

Orange 5

Roussillon 3

Sault 1

Vaison-la-Romaine 5

Villeneuve-lez-Avignon 3

The Alpilles, Arles, and the Camargue 48

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Abbaye de Montmajour 1

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Ancienne Halle aux Grains

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Built in 1761, this former grain market serves as a post office today—a rather spectacular building for a prosaic service. The frieze,...

Atelier Cézanne

  • Museum/Gallery

Just north of the Vieille Ville loop you'll find Cézanne's studio. After the death of his mother forced the sale of the painter's beloved...

Café-Brasserie les Deux Garçons

  • Restaurant–Sight

Cézanne enjoyed his coffee and papers here, as have generations of beau monde, intellectuals, and neighborhood habitués —Churchill,...

Cathédrale St-Sauveur

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Many eras of architectural history are clearly delineated and preserved here. The cathedral has a double nave—Romanesque and Gothic...

Collège Royal-Bourbon

  • Educational Institution

It's within these walls, which now belong to the Lycée Mignet, that Cézanne and his schoolmate Emile Zola discussed their ideas. Cézanne...

Conservatoire de Musique Darius-Milhaud

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Housed in a striking new edifice designed by architect Kengo Kuma in the new Forum Culturel (which includes the Pavillon Noir dance center)...

Cours Mirabeau

  • Neighborhood/Street

Shaded by a double row of tall plane trees, the Cours Mirabeau is one of the most beautiful avenues anywhere, designed so its width and...

Fontaine d'Eau Chaude

Deliciously thick with dripping moss, this 18th-century fountain is fed by Sextius's own thermal source. It seems representative of Aix...

Fontaine des Quatre Dauphins

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Within a tiny square at a symmetrical crossroads in the Quartier Mazarin, this lovely 17th-century fountain has four graceful dolphins...

Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède

  • House/Mansion/Villa

This ornately decorated mansion houses the Institut d'Études Françaises (Institute of French Studies), where foreign students take...

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