Best things to do in Provence
Lets explore the best things to do in Provence :
Nîmes, a town in the South East of France, is located a few kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea and enjoys an exceptional amount of sunshine, which gives its inhabitants as well as visitors an air of daily vacation. Known worldwide for the majesty and the exceptional conservation of its Roman monuments, it is labeled a city of Art and History. Nîmes draws its origins from Antiquity and has kept almost intact more than 2000 years of history in its heart of the city that you will be able to discover thanks to your private driver guide such as the Magne Tower, the Maison Carrée or its famous Arenas which have contributed to forge the identity of the city.
In the heart of 2000 years of history, Nîmes, labeled city of Art and History, will not fail to seduce you.
2. Pont du Gard
Located not far from Nîmes in the Gard department in the South East of France, the Pont du Gard, a masterpiece of Roman architecture, will delight lovers of ancient history. Follow your guide and discover one of the best preserved vestiges in the world which is part of the list of monuments classified as world heritage by UNESCO. Built on 3 levels, this aqueduct is the largest in the world. Built in the 1st century by the Romans, it was first used to bring water to Nîmes and then continued to be used in the Middle Ages as a road bridge.
Pont du Gard
A masterpiece of antiquity and a true trace of the past, the Pont du Gard, classified as a UNESCO site, will leave you speechless.
Avignon is a city in the South of France located at the confluence of the Rhone and Durance rivers in the department of Vaucluse. Its fame comes mainly from its famous Bridge and its historical ramparts particularly well preserved which were worth being classified world heritage of the UNSECO. Nicknamed "the city of the popes", you will be able to admire the episcopal complex of Avignon located in its historical heart of the city by following your private guide in its narrow and paved streets. The city was also the European capital of culture thanks to the fame of its performing arts festival.
As in the famous song that made its bridge world famous, come and immerse yourself in the heart of the European capital of culture.
4. The Ochres of Luberon
Located in the heart of Provence in the commune of Roussillon, the landscapes of fire and light of the Ochres du Lubéron are part of a unique site in France, protected and classified, which extends over several communes on nearly 25 kilometers. These colored sceneries come from geological formations that have been subjected to erosion and then shaped for over a century by industrial activity and the opening of quarries. Ask your travel agency to organize a tour among one of the many hiking trails to discover the incredible landscapes offering more than 24 shades that range from pale yellow to intense red.
The Ochres of Luberon
A unique hike, high in colors with exceptional landscapes, that's what the ochres of Luberon offer you in the heart of Provence.
Arles, located in the Bouches du Rhône region of Provence, is the largest city in France. Because of its important heritage, the city is labeled as a city of Art and History but also registered on the list of the world heritage of the Humanity by UNESCO at the same time for its old center sheltering Roman and Romanic monuments, as the Way of Saint Jacques de Compostelle as well as for the Camargue registered as natural space of world interest. Art lovers will be able to walk in the footsteps of the famous painter Van Gogh and the many other artists who were inspired by the city's good living to let their creativity speak for itself.
Ancient Roman city and cradle of Van Gogh's art, Arles opens its doors for you to discover its rich history and unique architectural heritage.
Nice, capital of the French Riviera, located in the Alpes Maritimes department in the South of France, is rich in historical and cultural heritage and enjoys an exceptional location between the sea and the mountains which gives its inhabitants a vacation feeling all year round. Nice manages to combine the ancient and the modern with subtlety and charm. The city is crisscrossed by history with its Roman archaeological site, its old town and its picturesque streets. It is also a city of art and culture and is best known for its seafront: the Promenade des Anglais which you will have the opportunity to walk along with your guide.
Capital of the French Riviera, Nice, a land of contrasts between sea and mountains, will not fail to surprise you.
7. Les Baux-de-Provence
Les Baux-de-Provence, a commune in the South of France located in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, is today classified as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. It is located in the heart of the Alpilles on a rocky massif of 275 meters of altitude and offers a breathtaking panorama on the exceptional landscapes of the Camargue, Arles and the Alpilles. Your guide will take you to the top of the immense and magnificent stone fortress which is classified as a historical monument just like its citadel which extends over nearly 7 hectares at the end of the village.
Perched on a rocky massif, you will be able to appreciate an exceptional panorama on the landscapes of Provence.
Located in the Hérault department on the arc between Marseille and Barcelona, Montpellier is only 10 kilometers from the Mediterranean and 3 hours from Spain. Its geographical location makes this city a real crossroads of cultures. It seduces its inhabitants and visitors thanks to the charm of its medieval streets, the elegance of its buildings and the mildness of the climate which leaves an air of vacation all year round. Let your guide take you to the heart of the city, to the Place de la Comédie, which is one of the largest pedestrian areas in Europe, and to the cathedral, a masterpiece of southern Gothic art. The way in which ancient heritage and contemporary architecture blend together gives the city a unique charm.
Located near the Mediterranean sea and enjoying an exceptional sunshine, Montpellier is appreciated for its rich architectural heritage.
9. The Camargue
The Camargue is a natural region in the South of France located on the Mediterranean Sea, in the departments of Bouches-du-Rhône and Gard. Covered with ponds and lagoons, it is a land of breeding where horses and bulls live in freedom in the middle of pink flamingos and hundreds of other animal species in an exceptional flora offering landscapes. This visit is a unique experience.
A natural territory on the shores of the Mediterranean, the Camargue will not fail to amaze you with its incredible fauna and flora.
Cassis is a commune of the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the South of France on the Mediterranean coast between the port of Marseille and the city of La Ciotat. It is protected by the Cap Canaille, the highest maritime cliff in Europe, and the famous white limestone creeks. Cassis will seduce you by its landscapes, its climate, its picturesque port but also by its wines produced in the region. Inhabited since Roman times, Cassis is today a lively village rich in history and exceptional panoramas.
On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea lies Cassis, a charming village with a strong culture that offers breathtaking panoramas.
11. The Gorges du Verdon
Straddling the departments of Alpes de Haute Provence and Var, in the heart of the Verdon Regional Natural Park, the Verdon Gorges is a canyon dug by the Verdon River over thousands of years on the limestone plateaus. Deep up to 700 meters in some places, this canyon is the largest in Europe. Don't hesitate to ask your agency to organize a visit by canoe or pedal boat in order to appreciate the richness of the fauna and flora of the Verdon gorges.
The Gorges du Verdon
The Gorges du Verdon, the largest canyon in Europe, will leave you speechless in front of the beauty of its landscapes.
12. The lavender fields of the Luberon
Lavender is much more than a simple plant, it is the floral icon of the South of France. The lavender fields in Provence are an integral part of the scenery and contribute to the quietude and aesthetics of the place. Come and visit the Luberon and admire the lavender fields as far as the eye can see which are adorned with this very particular color called "lavender blue".
The lavender fields of the Luberon
Prepare yourself for an extraordinary sensory journey through the lavender fields of the Luberon, emblematic scenery of Provence.