​HIGHLIGHTS​

 

Arles, World Heritage Site

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

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

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 fresh products.

The antique shops also deserve a special mention. Antique dealers from all over Europe come to this region in search of that special Provence piece to delight the best decorators in the world.

Routes for every taste

After seeing the main cities, you can’t leave Provence without looking for a special trail that appeals to you. Thanks to the diverse landscapes and the charm of the towns and scenery, there are infinite possibilities.

We recommend renting a car and taking 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.

WHAT​ TO DO

 

Masterpieces Guggenheim Foundation

Masterpieces Guggenheim Foundation

From 1st May to 29th September

For the first time, around fifty major works from this prestigious collection will be presented in Europe, in a touring exhibition that started at the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum and is now in the Hôtel Caumont-Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence.

Markets of Provence

Markets of Provence

All year

You’ll need a basket when you see all the products of the region: branches of lavender, soaps, cheeses, plus fruits and vegetables. Many towns have outdoor markets

​CONNECTIONS AND RELATED DESTINATIONS

Nîmes was born in the 6th century BC. It's a city with centuries of history, architecture and art. ​

At the heart of Provence, Avignon is a medieval city that has maintained 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 its old town streets and its characteristic lifestyle.​

The largest metro area in the Midi area is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Estaque mountain range. The remains of the ancient Masilia can be discovered amid extraordinary sea landscapes, from the old port to the coves and the historic city centre.​

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