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Provence is the stuff that dreams are made of. Lavender, sunflowers, and vineyards fill the countryside. Ancient villages cling to the sides of hills, inviting visitors to explore medieval buildings. Local markets overflow with produce and spices so lovely and fresh that your mouth waters just looking at them. Everywhere, people seem to be enjoying the good life in the south of France. We fell in love with all the sights, flavors, and history of this divine place, and these photos will show you why.
Provence in Photos
In summer, the field at Abbaye de Senanque is ablaze with purple lavender
Squares from the 18th century (and older) abound in Aix-en-Provence
Buildings in the little towns drip with wisteria
Cruising the calanques is one of the best things to do in Cassis
Food markets teem with everything you need for a delicious meal
Built around 70 AD, the Arena of Nimes still hosts bullfights and other events
Roman ruins are everywhere
Vineyards line the hillsides throughout the Cotes du Rhone
The village of Roussillon sits on a deposit of ochre
It doesn’t get much prettier than Gordes
The village of Gigondas is charming around every corner
Something new accents something old
Jardins de la Fontaine in Nimes is a free, public park modeled after Versailles
The streets of Arles are great places to get lost
The colors and ocean air are mesmerizing in the seaside town of Cassis
There’s a little sense of humor, too
The Pont du Gard still stands after 2000 years
Not all the works of art are old
And the views look like this
Have you visited Provence? What was your favorite thing to see there?