From Ancient Greeks To The Scents Of The Mediterranean
Provence spans the grandiose southern Alps to the plains of Camargue and takes great pride in having the grandest canyon throughout Europe, the Gorges du Verdon. Barricaded towns serve as keepers of the gate around ancient borders, villages perching defensively on hilltops and the grand cities of Arles, Aix and Avignon that make up incredible cultural lifestyles.
Come to Provence and enter a world of sunshine, magnificent food, superlative wines and glorious scents of the Mediterranean’s flora. The elite, the rich and famous have swarmed to this region, for many years, to enjoy a reclusive moment in time.
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Over the centuries, Provence has be inhabited by Romans, Greeks, Saracens, Popes and endless royalty. Integrated into France in the 19th century, there are very few residents that actually speak the Provencal language. As you travel further east, the language clearly takes on the rhythms of Italian.
Unless you have a great deal of time to spend in this region, you might have to toil over where to go as there is so much to choose from. The Rhône Valley which is to the West, is famous for the Roman cities of Orange, Vaison-la-Romain, Arles and the papal city of Avignon and her fabulous festival.
Aix-en-Provence is considered the petite Paris and was home to Cézanne. The Mont Ste-Victoire was an ongoing subject to this artist. Your visit to Province will fill you with memories to last a lifetime. From The Gorges du Verdon to the Parc National du Mercantour along the Italian border; Mont Ventoux, northeast of Carpentras and the stunning lagoons of Camargue is home to hundreds of magnificent flamingos.
In this day and age, getting to Provence is so easy due to the new high-speed TGV rail linked from Paris directly to Avignon and Marseille and runs year round. There are low-cost flights to Marseille, Avignon, Toulon and Nîmes. Thirdly, the ever growing cruise ship transportation from Marseille and Toulon is easy and convenient. Whatever form of transport works for you, it’s always available.
Whether your trip includes fields of rich, soothing lavender or the seaside for beautiful beaches and succulent seafood, Provence has something for everyone! Start your plans now for a wonderful, unforgettable weekend, a month of relaxation, to purchase that dream home you have saved up for or with a group of friends join in on the festival, come visit the most spectacular corner of the world.
Come visit the best lifestyles along the Mediterranean.