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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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