Provence Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Provence - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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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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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 21

Arts/ Performance Venue 4

Bath/ Hot Spring 1

Bridge/ Tunnel 2

Castle/ Palace/ Chateau 15

Cemetery 1

Educational Institution 2

Festival–Sight 2

Garden/ Arboretum 5

Geological Site 2

Government Building 2

Historic District/ Site 1

Hospital–Sight 1

House/ Mansion/ Villa 5

Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 1

Information Center 3

Island 1

Local Interest–Sight 1

Market/ Bazaar 3

Memorial/ Monument/ Tomb 2

Military Site 5

Mine 1

Mountain–Sight 2

Museum/ Gallery 48

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 3

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 1

Neighborhood/ Street 6

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 1

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 8

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 22

Restaurant–Sight 2

Store/ Shop/ Mall 2

Tour–Sight 3

Town/ Village 3

Trail/ Path 2

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 1

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 4

Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 2

Zoo/ Aquarium 1

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Arènes

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The best-preserved Roman amphitheater in the world is a miniature of the Colosseum in Rome (note the small carvings of Romulus and Remus—the...

Carrée d'Art

  • Museum/Gallery

The glass-fronted Carrée d'Art (directly opposite the Maison Carrée) was designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster as its neighbor's...

Cathédrale Notre-Dame et St-Castor

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Destroyed and rebuilt in several stages, Nîmes Cathedral was damaged by Protestants during the 16th-century Wars of Religion but still...

Jardins de la Fontaine

  • Garden/Arboretum

The Jardins de la Fontaine, an elaborate formal garden, was landscaped on the site of the Roman baths in the 18th century, when the Source...

Maison Carrée

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Lovely and forlorn in the middle of a busy downtown square, this exquisitely preserved temple strikes a timeless balance between symmetry...

Musée Archéologique et d'Histoire Naturelle

  • Museum/Gallery

This old Jesuit college houses a wonderful collection of local archaeological finds, including sarcophagi, beautiful pieces of Roman...

Musée des Beaux-Arts

  • Museum/Gallery

The centerpiece of this early 20th-century building, stunningly refurbished by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, is a vast ancient mosaic...

Musée du Vieux Nîmes

  • Museum/Gallery

Housed in the 17th-century bishop's palace opposite the cathedral, this museum shows off garments embroidered in the exotic and vibrant...

Temple de Diane

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This shattered Roman ruin dates from the 2nd century BC. The temple's function is unknown, though it's thought to have been part of a...

Tour Magne

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

At the far end of the Jardins de la Fontaine, you'll find the remains of a tower the emperor Augustus had built on Gallic foundations;...

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