Highlights

Arles, World Heritage Site

Although it’s Van Gogh who put this city on the map, we mustn’t forget that it was the Romans who, many centuries ago, turned it into one of their crown jewels.

Arles is also the capital of good living, and the only city in France with three controlled designations of origin: La Camargue rice, olive oil and bull meat.

Markets, artisans and antiques shops

The food markets are one of the region’s most charming attractions. Almost every city and town has one where you can take in the ambiance, colour and the fresh products.

The antiques shops also deserve a special mention. And with good reason, as antiques dealers from all over Europe come to this region in search of that special Provence piece that would delight the best decorators in the world.

Routes for every taste

After seeing the main cities, you can’t leave Provence without looking for that special route that most appeals to you. There are infinite possibilities thanks to the diverse landscapes and to the charm of its towns and scenery.

We recommend renting a car and doing some of the most traditional routes, like the various options offered by the fields of lavender. This plant blooms between June and July, and as late as August in some areas.

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Nîmes was born in the sixth century BC. It's a city with centuries of history, architecture, and art. In the old heart of the city, a good deal of very well preserved Roman remains can be seen, as well as medieval palaces and Christian temples. ​

At the heart of Provence, a medieval city that has preserved a rich religious heritage with scores of churches, chapels, and the famous Palais des Papes.

The ancient capital of the historic region of Provence, Aix-en-Provence is a city notorious for the charm of the streets in its old town and its characteristic lifestyle. Known as "the city of water”, Aix-en-Provence has a myriad of fountains, like the majestic fountain at the Place de la Rotonde.​

The largest metropolis in the Midi area is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Estaque mountain range. From the old port to the coves and the historic center of the city, the remains of the ancient Masilia are discovered, amid extraordinary sea landscapes. ​

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