Villages to visit in Provence, South of France (52)
The beauty of Aix-en-Provence, city of Art, is discovered while strolling. Through the promenades around the renowned Cours Mirabeau. It was the city of the painter Paul Cézanne, its countryside inspired some of the greatest impressionist artwork.
A former Roman military camp, Apt is today a small Provençal town where you will find charming holiday rentals. Apt is a retreat in the Calavon valley, between the Monts de Vaucluse and the Massif du Lubéron. The old part of the town, Vieille Ville, is a magnificent tourist attraction, which hides behind the old town walls, hidden from the road by the newer residential area which now surrounds the historic centre.
Arles, Capital city of the Camargue region, the meeting place for photography, music and bullfights… A city of art and history with its ancient city center and roman monuments.
Aubignan is a relatively small village in the Vaucluse department of the Provence-Alpes Cote d’Azur region of southern France. A host of unforgettable experiences are on offer throughout the area, with abundant nature and world-class historical sites.
Located in Provence at 500m alt, Aups is in the first foothills of the Alps. The town is at the gates of Verdon River, at 60 km from the sea and 80 km from the snow stations. Aups is named Capital of Haut-Var and Capital of the truffle and was made a part of the Parc naturel régional du Verdon in 2000.
The magnificent, ancient town of Avignon, France, is simply beautiful. There are fantastic attractions everywhere in Avignon. Avignon heart of Provence, the wonderful papal city, the historical city center and the breath-taking papal palace. You shouldn't visit the Vaucluse without a visit to Avignon ...
Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Les-Baux-de-Provence is perched on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Alpilles. Surrounded by breath-taking panoramic landscapes of the Alpilles and thousand-year-old olive trees Les Baux de Provence is truly special. Pretty cobbled streets, shaded squares, museums and the superb stone fortress are undoubtedly some of the essential attractions of Provence.
Beaumes de Venise is a small, picturesque French village named after the old Provencal name for caves – ‘beaumes’, which are to be found in the surrounding hills.
At the foot of the famous Mont Ventoux, in the Vaucluse, the small perched town of Bédoin overlooks majestically the surroundings. The church of Saint Pierre, which dominates its town center, is visible for miles. Bedoin is also considered the mecca for cyclists in Provence.
The ancient fortified village of Bonnieux is perched high above the Combe de Lourmarin, dominated by the ancient church which marks the skyline. The village has a wonderfully Provençal appearance, and is a great base for walking and cycling holidays as well as the wider exploration of the Luberon area.
The village of Cabrières-d'Avignon is a charming village surrounded by cedar forests. The area is typically Provençal with its stone built cottages and walls which line the narrow roads. The village is very picturesque and unspoilt, retaining its historic character with many old peasant houses now renovated and used as luxury holiday rental homes.