Lavender fields The lavender fields are everywhere in Provence. The classic view of the Provence region in violet colors can be admired alive at the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque in summer. The lavish view and smell will impress you on the Valensole Plateau. Lavender, which became the fragrant emblem of the land, would have been […]
The lavender fields are everywhere in Provence. The classic view of the Provence region in violet colors can be admired alive at the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque in summer. The lavish view and smell will impress you on the Valensole Plateau.
Lavender, which became the fragrant emblem of the land, would have been brought here by the Romans who, four centuries after the Greeks, laid the foundations of a rich colony – the Roman province – hence the name of Provence, and built amphitheaters, temples, aqueducts, baths and stadiums at Orange, Arles, Aix-en-Provence and Nimes.
In the south-west of the Provence region has extensive marshland areas, where hundreds of bird species live: go to the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park to admire the flamingo birds.
The most specific Provencal attractions are the small villages and the towns with their unique atmosphere, the traditions of a quiet life, good wines and tasty dishes, which can be discovered by car or by bicycle, traveling on the country roads, among the lavender plantations, vineyards or olive trees.
Forget about the maps. Wherever you go in Provence, you will meet everywhere asleep settlements as if they are in places that are breathtaking with their beauty. Try L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse in the west of the region for a welcome break away from Avignon. The charming seaside resort of Les Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer has wonderful beaches, splendid scents and a delicious ice cream, whose taste you will not forget too soon. And if you want to admire the mountain scenery, do not miss Moustiers Ste-Marie.
If you’re passionate about history, go to Arles and Orange. Ancient Theater in Orange is undoubtedly the most famous Romanian arena between the two cities, and Orange boasts a triumphant amphitheater. There are many Roman vestiges in Arles, and its mysterious streets have inspired many of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings.
The Luberon is characterized by a series of strikingly picturesque perched, hill-top villages, dating back 1000 years or more – famous names like Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Lacoste and Menerbes of course, but also a host of beautiful villages that are relatively unknown, which you can explore here…
In the 14th century Avignon was the capital of the Catholic world, the leaders of the Catholic church living in this city, not Rome. The attractions are: The Papale Palace, Avignon Bridge.
The port harbor, the second largest city in France, was described by Dumas as “the meeting point of the whole world.” The city is also known because of France’s “La Marseillaise”, when 500 revolutionaries marched to Paris. The most colorful area of the city is Le Vieux Porte.
Montpellier is a sunny city in southern France, located on the Mediterranean coast, between Marseilles and the Spanish border, with a population of about 250,000. The main tourist attractions are: Fabre Art Museum, Jardin de Plantes, St. Peter’s Cathedral and Esplanada Europe’s historic street.