Discover Provence - Avignon

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Our region - The Classics

In the heart of a region that has been richly endowed by Nature and History, here are a few proposals of sites and activities, within a one-hour drive from our house.

From the times when Provence was Provincia Romana, we inherited so many monuments that trying to list them all would be a tedious exercise. Some became silent museums (Roman aqueduct at Pont du Gard, Maison Carée - a roman temple in the heart of Nîmes, the Antiques at Saint Rémy de Provence, and so many others) but Roman amphitheatres and circuses are still vibrant: Festivals in Orange and Vaison la Romaine, "ferias" in Arles and Nîmes

From the Middle-Ages and the Renaissance, we got the fortified village of les Baux, the city walls of Avignon, the Papal Palace and the old bridge "Pont d'Avignon", the Senanque Abbey, but also historic cities and villages, such as Carpentras, Pernes les Fontaines, Gordes, the villages of Luberon...

From Mother Nature, we got Mont Ventoux (our "Giant of Provence" 1912 m / 6300 ft.), the strange Fontaine de Vaucluse, the ochre cliffs near the village of  Rousillon, the cedar forest of Luberon.

Looking for cities, of course, there is Marseille, a place with a quite unique personality, but also the proud city of Aix en Provence, Uzès (don't miss the Museum of Sweets - Yes, you know, the Haribo gummy candies!), Arles with memories of Vincent Van Gogh, the antique dealers of Isle sur la Sorgue...

Gastronomy follows the seasons, think about wine tasting in the prestigious vineyards of Côtes du Rhône (Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise), but also the surprising young winemakers... the gastronomic brotherhoods celebrating black truffle, asparagus, melon, even garlic (!)...

And of course the Theatre Festival in Avignon, which turns the entire city into a giant stage in July.

And if you are ready to venture further, let's say a 90-minute drive, you will discover the beaches of Languedoc, the Calanques (inlets) of Cassis, the Camargue, the region around Manosque and Forcalquier, etc.

It will be our pleasure to give you suggestions and advice, in accordance with your tastes and desires.