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

Beaumes-de-Venise 1

Buoux 1

Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse 3

Forcalquier 3

Gordes 6

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue 2

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

Aigues-Mortes 2

Arles 14

Fontvieille 1

Les Baux-de-Provence 4

Nimes 10

Pont du Gard 1

St-Remy-de-Provence 6

Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer 1

Tarascon 1

The Camargue 7

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Museum/ Gallery 48

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 22

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Abbaye St-Victor

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Founded in the 4th century by St-Cassien, who sailed into Marseille full of fresh ideas on monasticism that he acquired in Palestine...

Bar de la Marine

  • Restaurant–Sight

Even if you've never read or seen Marcel Pagnol's trilogy of plays and films Marius, Fanny, and César (think of it as a three-part...

Cathédrale de la Nouvelle Major

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This gargantuan, neo-Byzantine 19th-century fantasy was built under Napoléon III—but not before he'd ordered the partial destruction...

Château d'If

  • Military Site

In the 16th century, François I recognized the strategic advantage of an island fortress surveying the mouth of Marseille's vast harbor...

Cours Julien

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

A center of bohemian flânerie (hanging out), this is a lovely place to relax by the fountain, in the shade of plane trees, or under...

Jardin du Pharo

  • Garden/Arboretum

The Pharo, another larger-than-life edifice built to Napoléon III's epic tastes, was a gift to his wife, Eugénie. It's a conference...

L'Estaque

  • Town/Village

At this famous village north of Marseille, Cézanne led an influx of artists eager to capture its cliff-top views over the harbor. Braque,...

La Canebière

  • Neighborhood/Street

This wide avenue leading from the port, known affectionately as the "Can o' Beer" by American sailors, was once crammed with cafés,...

La Vieille Charité

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

At the top of the Panier district you'll find this superb ensemble of 17th- and 18th-century architecture designed as a hospice for the...

Le Centre d'Art MaMo

  • Museum/Gallery

Eighteen stories up, atop Le Corbusier's colossal Cité Radieuse—undertaken in 1947–52 to house the displaced of WWII—this sundrenched...

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