Villages to visit in Provence, South of France (57)
The beauty of Aix-en-Provence, city of Art, can be discovered while strolling. During your walks around the famous Cours Mirabeau shaded by its vault of plane trees. The squares adorned with fountains are so many enchanting places to discover during your wanderings. It is the city of the painter Cézanne, whose Aix countryside inspired some of the greatest Impressionist masterpieces.
Discover Ansouis, located in the south of the Luberon massif, one of the most beautiful villages in France. The town is a hilltop village in Provence. Visit the renaissance castle of Ansouis, stroll through the alleys of this fabulous village.
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 small village in the Vaucluse in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. The region offers a multitude of unforgettable experiences thanks to abundant nature and well-known 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 town of Bédoin majestically dominates the surroundings. The Church of St. Peter, which dominates its town center, is visible for miles. Bedoin is also considered an important meeting point 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.