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What to do in Provence?

Written on : 08 August 2019 by

Provence is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions in France with its landscapes of a thousand facets: lavender fields, creeks, cliffs...

Experience a stay between tradition and discovery in a region that has many treasures to share with you. Cut yourself off from the world and enjoy this region where life is good. Discover the towns and villages, natural parks and monuments that have made Provence famous in France and abroad.

Provence is full of a thousand resources of which you have no idea, so why not discover this region on your next holiday? 

Admire the Orange Theatre

Admire the Orange Theatre

This theatre is the best preserved in Europe and is even classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its wall is probably the most impressive in this place: it still has its original elevation, 37m high. 

It is still in use today, mainly for concerts. Roman theatres have very effective acoustics because of their shape: the back wall reflects sound waves back to the bleachers, whose regular slope prevents the appearance of parasitic waves.

Make a stop in Aix-en-Provence

Make a stop in Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is probably one of the prettiest cities in Provence. It has kept its authenticity and identity despite its recent population growth

You are sure you won't be bored: walk the Cours Mirabeau, visit Cézanne's studio and immerse yourself in his paintings, visit the Musée Granet and admire the Pavillon Vendôme.

A little something to eat? Provence is famous for its gastronomy: taste a Provençal stew or a pistou soup in one of the city's charming restaurants.

Admire the Calanques between Marseille and Cassis

Admire the Calanques between Marseille and Cassis

Succession of bays and coves that extend along 20km of coastline, the Calanques have made Marseille and Cassis famous in France. Considered a regional natural park since 2012, the site is protected: it is prohibited to fish there in order to protect the biodiversity of the site.

These landscapes can be admired from the different hiking trails or from a boat. Go and attack these wonderful passages, between coves and deep blue water. Marvel at this landscape and then discover the rest of the region!

Travel the lavender road

Travel the lavender road

Provence is known to be the lavender producing region par excellence. There are entire plains covered with magnificent purple flowers with a bewitching scent.

Pass through Mont Ventoux, then stop on the Varensole plateau: at this point, lavender is cultivated over 800km2, or 12,700 hectares.

We recommend that you visit a company that distills lavender to produce essential oils. You will be able to attend all the stages of production, and do fun tests to learn more about this industry.

Explore the Camargue Park

Explore the Camargue Park

Located in the Rhône delta, the regional natural park is known throughout France for its atypical landscape: the coastline is sandy, but there are lagoons, salicorne fields and rice fields in the region.

The park is also a region where Provençal biodiversity flourishes: horses live in semi-liberty, there are more than 30,000 pink flamingos and it is the meeting place of the grey cranes in winter. 


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