Provence is not only about lavender fields

Everybody should visit Provence at least once and there are tons of reasons why. Needless to say, this place has striking landscapes and mild weather. This place is exceptional due to nature but it can also boast of architecture and art masterpieces.

Provence has the most incredible buildings you can ever see. Let’s take the Palais des Papes – the biggest Gothic building in Europe. The Notre-Dame in Marseille is another grand structure. The MUCEM is sure to impress anyone.

Provence is not only about lavender fields

Get amazed by the well-known Calanques – a number of inlets in the coast which were formed by the waves through the ages. There are two ways to enjoy these natural wonders: hike from the top or take a boat from Cassis or Marseille. At the beginning of summer travel to the Luberon district and admire the never-ending purple fields of lavender. Don’t forget the Lavender Museum. You can discover everything about Provence’s No.1 export.

Another marvelous thing is the grand aqueduct called the Pont du Gard – an impressive view to enjoy or swim under it. Provence is famous for the amazing coastline. St. Tropez, Nice, Cannes, Marseille… so many options from nudist beaches to more formal ones with sun loungers and waiters.

If you prefer a more educational kind of trip, you are sure to become an art connoisseur here. So many talented people including painters, sculptors, and writers called it home. It inspired them with landscapes and culture. Cezanne, Matisse, Chagall, and Picasso lived and created here.

Post Author: Bradley Medina