Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Croix de Provence – Montagne Sainte-Victoire

The Croix de Provence was erected at 948m above sea level on the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, near Aix-en-Provence, and can be seen from miles away

Montagne Sainte-Victoire – Provence

Montagne Sainte-Victoire, an iconic mountain located east of Aix-en-Provence, ranked as Grand Site de France and part of the Natura 2000 network

Van Gogh – asylum in St-Remy-de-Provence

Vincent Van Gogh admitted himself to the asylum at the Monastery St. Paul de Mausole on the outskirts of St. Remy-de-Provence where he spent his last years

Arles – Antic City home to Van Gogh

Arles, a World Heritage Site and antic Roman city located at the northern end of the Camargue in Provence, a city where Van Gogh lived and painted in 1888

A visit to the Maeght Foundation – Saint-Paul-de-Vence

The Green Man and his friends greet you as you enter the Maeght Foundation, a contemporary art museum located on the outskirts of Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Cemelenum – Archaeological museum – Nice Cimiez

Nice archaeological museum is located in Cimiez, a town that developed from Cemelenum, the Roman military garrison built in 14BCE on the Via Julia Augusta

A visit to the Occitane Factory – Provence

My visit at L’Occitane factory in Manosque in Provence, a retailer of high quality skincare products and fragrances based on phytotherapy and aromatherapy

Uzes in Provence – Along Memory Lane

Uzes, a medieval town in the Gard department, grew from the camp the Romans established when they built the aqueduct in order to supply water to Nîmes

Traveling to Provence from the UK

Traveling to Provence from the UK by means of air, rail and road is easy as the region is served by 3 airports, and extensive railway and road networks

Mistral wind and Provencal architecture

The Provencal architecture is beautiful and adapted to the Mistral, a powerful freezing wind that rushes down the Rhone Valley between the Alps and Cevennes

Pont Saint-Benezet in Avignon – Provence

The Pont Saint-Benezet or Pont d’Avignon was built in 1185 but was swept in a catastrophic flood in 1668, and has only retained 4 of its 22 original arches

Bandol seaside resort in Provence

Bandol, a seaside resort and fishing port nestled within the embrace of a sweeping Mediterranean bay in Provence, and renowned for its ancient vineyard

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Croix de Provence

Croix de Provence – Montagne Sainte-Victoire

The Croix de Provence was erected at 948m above sea level on the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, near Aix-en-Provence, and can be seen from miles away

Montagne Sainte-Victoire – Provence

Montagne Sainte-Victoire, an iconic mountain located east of Aix-en-Provence, ranked as Grand Site de France and part of the Natura 2000 network

Van Gogh – asylum in St-Remy-de-Provence

Vincent Van Gogh admitted himself to the asylum at the Monastery St. Paul de Mausole on the outskirts of St. Remy-de-Provence where he spent his last years

Arles – Antic City home to Van Gogh

Arles, a World Heritage Site and antic Roman city located at the northern end of the Camargue in Provence, a city where Van Gogh lived and painted in 1888

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