Delights the senses with the sounds of cicadas in the summer, the smell of fields of purple lavender, the feel of the warm Mediterranean sun, and the taste of bountiful produce and local delicacies. With Avignon at its center, the boundaries of this region extend from Nimes, Arles, and the Pont du Gard in the Southwest, to Marseille and Aix-en-Provence in the Southeast, and from Orange, Carpentras, and Mont Ventoux in the North, to the Luberon in the East.
Located in the heart of the Alpilles, a picturesque mountain range in the Rhône river plain, Saint Rémy is the quintessential provençal town. Its boulevards shaded by plane trees, charming squares with whispering fountains, old world, cobbled alleyways, and the atmosphere of lively market days and traditional fairs entice you to spend hours enjoying this city. Other surrounded villages to vist: Baux de Provence, Eygalieress, Arles, Le Pond du Gard, Nimes, Aix en Provence,
Many villages to visit : Ilses sur La sorgues. Ansouis Village, Gordes, Goult, bonnieux, Cabrieres d Avignon, Menerbes and many more . Do look for the list of the Market days and many activities in the region.
Marseille is the second largest city in France and an ancient city. The first known population was the Ligurians, who were there when the Phoenicians started the city in 600 BC. The Greeks conquered it in 540BC and the Romans about 2000 years ago. It is most of all, a Provencal city, centered around an old port, an active down town, medieval village streets, parks, great shopping and great seafood. The most famous seafood dish of Marseille is Bouillabaisse, which has been perfected in this town and is available at many of several seafood restaurants that surround the old port.The coast around Marseille and Cassis is made up of limestone rock formations called Calanques. Theses cliffs make for striking scenery. The towns of Cassis and Le Ciotat are home to these cliffs. Excursions of varying lengths run out of Marseille, Cassis and La Ciotat along the eastern Calanques, and from Carry le Rouet along the western Calanques. This is the best way to take them in relatively quickly
Mont Ventoux, also known as 'The Bald Mountain', is located in the Northern region from the Parc Naturel regional du Luberon, with the highest point in all of provence reaching 1912m you can choose from a number of hikes, trails and walks that explore the different areas of this peak and surrounding mountains.Not to miss Sablet village and surrounding villages.
The Camargue lies to the south of Arles, in the Rhone River Delta. It is western Europe’s largest river delta consisting of a large plain with large brine lagoons (etangs) cut off from the sea by sandbars and reed covered marshes. The Parc Regional de Camargue was created in 1970 in recognition of the fact that this area is a haven for over 400 species of wild birds including the flamingo. There are few towns of many size in the Camargue – Arles being its capital, located at the north end of the delta. Also to visit: AIgues Mortes and St Marie de la Mer.
Avignon is well known for its proximity to the wine-making villages along the Rhône River that produce the Côtes du Rhône appellation wines including the famous Châteauneuf du Pâpe wine created in the villages of: Châteauneuf du Pâpe, Courthézon, Bedarrides, Sorgue, and Orange. Visiting these villages would be an excellent addition to a Provence trip.
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