Provence is one of the most popular vacation areas in the south of France. The region runs from the Mediterranean to the Alps and from the Rhône River to Italy. Provence adjoins the French Riviera and is famous for its warm climate, scenery traditions, fine wines, French cuisine, and local language (Provençal). Its main attractions include the city of Avignon. Van Gogh came to Arles to paint its scenic countryside. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction to Provence - Overview - Culture - Location & Orientation - Climate & When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Avignon - Marseille - Aix-en-Provence - Atelier Cezanne - Museums in Aix-en-Provence - Arles - Saint Remy - Saint Paul de Mausole Monastery - Roussillon - Gordes - Lourmarin - Bonnieux - The Three Sisters of Provence - Senanque Abbey - Thoronet Abbey - Silvacane Abbey - Camargue Nature Park - Roman sites in Provence - Recommendations for the Budget Traveler - Places to Stay - Hotel Acacias - Hotel Paul - Hotel du Globe - Accommodation in the Provencal countryside - Hotel Lutia - Places to Eat - La Cigaliere - L'Epice and Love - Un p'tit Coin de Cuisine - La Kahena - Paul Bakery - Places to Shop - Markets in the Luberon region - Marche des Capuchins - Pottery and Ceramics in Provence - Provencal Linen - Lavender Products



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