Provence - Provence
The luminous Provence sky enhances the colors of the entire landscape, from red tile roofs to cypress trees. Since medieval times, the area has strongly influenced writers, poets, and painters. And although summer days are warm and sunny, they can quickly turn cool and windy with the sudden arrival of the Mistral wind of the Rhône Valley.
Provence is a region of southern France that extends from the foot of the Cevennes Mountains in Central France east to Toulon, and from the River Ardèche south to the Mediterranean. Its major cities are Marseille, Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Aix-en-Provence, and Orange.
The numerous sights to see won’t disappoint and include some of the finest Roman ruins in Europe, from the Pont du Gard to the arenas at Arles and Orange, the Papal Palace in old Avignon and everywhere vineyards and lovely villages to lazily sip an afternoon pastis. Look forward to the autumn which is dominated by the grape harvest, but also the season for mushroom and chestnut collecting. Out of season, towns are quiet and Provencal living provides the perfect source of relaxation.
HOW TO GET THERE
Flights to Marseille and Toulon can be found from over 20 UK airports including all major airports. Flight times back to the UK are around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Easyjet fly to Marseille.
TGV Travel time Paris to/from Aix en Provence is around 3 hours and 30 minutes.