Provence – a bit of history
Greeks and Romans, Vandals, Goths, Arabs – whoever has not been in charge of these places over the past two thousand years. Provence absorbed, absorbed these dissimilar cultures. Today, only fortress walls, castles and monasteries, once built to resist the invaders, and some dishes borrowed from the famous Provencal cuisine from the former conquerors, are reminiscent of the old days.
Provence is diverse: the endless vineyards of Gigondas, the silvery hills of the olive groves of Nyons, the lavender valleys stretching from Valreas to Vaison-la-Romaine. Huge cliffs that open up to your gaze in Les Baux, cypresses and cedars under the scorching azure skies of Arles (Arles) – this makes Provence a unique place to relax.
Mont Ventoux is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Provence. At its foot is one of the largest natural springs in the world (fifth largest) – Fontaine de Vaucluse.
Provençal roads are very picturesque – especially noteworthy are the roads through the Luberon massif (Luberon) and the journey to Arles (Arles), Saint-Remy (St-Remy) and Avignon (Avignon).
A lover of antiquity will have to make a difficult choice between the numerous sights of the region: it is almost impossible to visit everything even in a month. 2000-year-old Roman amphitheater in Arles, medieval monastery of St-Trophime, Mason Carré castle in Nimes, preserved from the time of Emperor Augustus, ruins of the 6th century BC. near Saint-Remy-de-Provence, the papal palace in Avignon – this is not a complete list of what you can see.
Provence is a place for those who want to truly relax and enjoy nature and peace. Warm seas and sandy beaches, French gastronomic cuisine and fine wines, soothing walks along narrow cobbled streets, visits to grandiose palaces and monasteries, chilling bullfights and a world-famous theater festival await you.
To all this diversity add a warm Mediterranean climate and a fabulous variety of landscapes.
Go to the land that the most famous artists, writers and even composers raved about.
We invite you to visit Provence France .