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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Provence: what to do, what to see...

Provence can be private or social, wise or wild, unpredictable or calm, stormy or sensible. Seek out secret creeks along the coast, get drunk on the fragrance of lavender or perhaps take in a concert in the Roman amphitheatre in Nîmes. The one thing we can promise is that you’ll never be bored. 
WHAT TO SEE

• The Camargue
• The city of Aix-en-Provence
• The Papal Palace in Avignon
• Les Baux-de-Provence and its Carrières de Lumières multimedia art space
• The Verdon Gorges
• Mont Ventoux
• Gordes, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Roussillon...
• Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde and the Mucem - the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations - in Marseille
• The Cathedral of Saint-Sauveur in Aix-en-Provence
• Mont Sainte-Victoire

WHAT TO DO

• Take the Lavender Trail from Sault to Valensole in early summer
• Learn more about the wines of the South from Bandol to Châteauneuf-du-Pape
• Wander through the villages of the Luberon and Alpilles
• Marvel at the spectacular rocky creeks known as the Calanques 
• Play the star celeb in Saint-Tropez
• Visit the markets of Provence  
• Soak up the atmosphere at the the Férias festivals in Nîmes
• Go fishing off the Île de Porquerolles
• Sink into operatic emotion at the Roman theatre in Orange  
• Admire the work of Van Gogh in Arles

WHAT TO EAT

• Aïoli
• Anchoïade
• Bouillabaisse
• Candied fruits
• Ratatouille
• Camargue rice
• Rouille
• Boutargue (or poutargue)
• Pistou soup
• Tapenade

WHAT TO BRING BACK

• Provencal herbs
• Genuine Marseille soap 
• Dried lavender
• Glazed earthenware and pottery
• Fragrances from Grasse
• Provencal fabrics
• Olive oil
• Santon hand-painted terracotta nativity scene figurines from Aubagne
• Calisson candies from Aix-en-Provence

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