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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Arenes d'Arles

Arles – Antic City home to Van Gogh

Arles, a World Heritage Site and antic Roman city located at the northern end of the Camargue in Provence, a city where Van Gogh lived and painted in 1888

Traveling to Provence from the UK

Traveling to Provence from the UK

Traveling to Provence from the UK by means of air, rail and road is easy as the region is served by 3 airports, and extensive railway and road networks

Pont Saint-Benezet in Avignon

Pont Saint-Benezet in Avignon – Provence

The Pont Saint-Benezet or Pont d’Avignon was built in 1185 but was swept in a catastrophic flood in 1668, and has only retained 4 of its 22 original arches

Grasse - rose centifolia

Grasse – Perfume World Capital – Provence

Grasse, a City of Art and History and Flowered City, and the world capital of perfume, an industry the city’s leather tanners developed in the 17th century

Saint Paul de Vence

Saint Paul de Vence village and artists

Saint Paul de Vence, a stunning walled city of Provence, that became a major artistic centre that attracted the most celebrated artists of the 20th century

Saint Remy de Provence - Saint-Paul-de-Mausole

Saint Remy de Provence – Massif des Alpilles

Saint Remy de Provence is located in the heart of the Alpilles, a region where van Gogh drew inspiration from the unique quality of light and landscapes

Aigues-Mortes fortifications

Aigues-Mortes – River Port – Petite Camargue

Aigues-Mortes, a inland port and a walled city developed by St. Louis in the 13th century among the salt marshes and ponds of Camargue in Southern France

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer - Musee Baroncelli

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer – Legendary site – Camargue

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in Camargue, the site where according to Christian tradition the raft carrying Mary Magdalene, Mary Jacobe and Mary Salome landed

Camargue gardian

Camargue – Rhone delta – Southern France

Camargue, the delta of the river Rhône, a Regional Natural Park consisting of wetlands and salt lakes and haven for wildlife including horses and flamingos

Les Baux-de-Provence ruined fortress

Les Baux-de-Provence – medieval fortress

Les Baux-de-Provence, a medieval fortress perched on a rocky spur dominating the Alpilles and granted as a marquissate to the Grimaldi of Monaco in 1642

Cherry-trees and Dentelles de Montmirail near Venasque

Venasque – Plus Beaux Villages de France

The medieval village of Venasque left its name to the Comtat Venaissin in Vaucluse in Provence and is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque in Provence

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, a Cistercian abbey founded in the 12th century, closed during the Revolution and revived by the Cistercian monks in 1998

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild – History

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, the lavish mansion Beatrice de Rothschild, great art lover and woman of character, built in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the Riviera
French Alps Flora - Cirse laineux - Wooly thistle

French Alps flora

The French Alps flora gathers some 4500 plant, flower and tree species that grow on 5 distinct vegetation zones or ecosystems found at different altitudes
Laurelled Apollo House - Puymin - Vaison-la-Romaine

Vaison-la-Romaine, roman ruins and medieval city

Vaison-la-Romaine, a medieval city of Vaucluse in Provence that boasts an impressive number of Roman ruins including a 1st century AD single arch bridge
Maeght Foundation - Fountain by Miro

A visit to the Maeght Foundation – Saint-Paul-de-Vence

The Maeght Foundation, a contemporary art museum founded in 1964 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence with the collaboration of some of the most talented artists of the 20th century

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