Provence Travel Tips

Provence Day Trips from Avignon

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 326 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Avignon makes the ideal base for exploring the South of France. Whether you head for lavender-laden landscapes, visit the architectural treasures of nearby towns or explore the stunning coast, ...  Read more

Provence Wine Tasting

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 91 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As well as lavender, the soil of Provence is of course the source of some outstanding wines. Grape cultivation was big business around here even before the Roman Empire came along, and today ...  Read more

3 Days in Avignon: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 536 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A world-famous arts festival, an ever-thriving wine trade and a lively student population ensure Avignon isn?t just a showcase of medieval architecture, but a buzzing Provencal center as well.    ...  Read more

3 Days in Marseille: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 12 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Marseille is the second-largest city in France, and the capital of Provence. It's also just a four-hour train ride (and an even quicker flight) from Paris, which makes it a solid choice for a few ...  Read more

Avignon Food Specialties

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Avignon is the quintessential Provençal town? and that goes for its cuisine as well. It's the essence of local, seasonal dining that makes foodies (and the rest of us!) swoon with delight, and ...  Read more

3 Days in Aix-en-Provence: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Rolling vineyards, pastel-painted villages and sweeping landscapes straight out of a Van Gogh painting; this is southern France at its most breathtaking and you?ll likely want to spend a lot longer ...  Read more

Lavender Tours

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 231 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It?s hard to believe, but there was a time not so long ago when visitors to Provence rarely ventured far from the Côte d?Azur. The inland was chiefly known as the center of France?s fragrance ...  Read more

Bouillabaisse, Pastis & Pétanque

By Viator, July 2014

Tours & Tickets

What better than Boullabaisse, Pastis and Pétanque to define Marseilles ? this quintessential trio is a must-try during your visit! Start your afternoon by playing Pétanque, a form of ...  Read more

Van Gogh?s Footsteps in Provence

By Viator, June 2014

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As famous for the prolific talent that saw him produce more than 2,000 works in his short 10-year career as for the mental illness that led him to cut off part of his own ear, Van Gogh surely ranks ...  Read more

Provence Tours from Marseille

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 418 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Famed for its beautiful Vieux Port, or Old Port, this seaside city in the south of France is beloved by travelers and locals alike. Unlike more glamorous locales like Nice and Paris, Marseille is ...  Read more

Avignon's Roman Sights

By Viator, August 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 19 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There's a popular saying that the best Roman ruins can be found in France, and as you travel in and around Avignon, you'll understand why. Romans indeed left their architectural mark throughout the ...  Read more

Avignon ? City of the Popes

By Jodi R , Germany, August 2011

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Avignon is famous as the City of the Popes and for the children?s song which describes folk dancing on the Saint Bénézet Bridge, ?Sur le pont d?Avignon? (?On the bridge of Avignon?) over ...  Read more

Marseille Vieux Port

By Jodi R , Germany, June 2011

There is something endlessly alluring about a port town, the yearning to connect with far-away places is played out through ships coming and going in the harbour, while exotic spices and tastes ...  Read more

Famous Foods to Try in the French Riviera

By Christine , USA, February 2013

There is perhaps no greater region to eat in than the French Riviera. Sure, there are other food-rich regions in France?but when you combine Riviera delicacies with outdoor seating almost all year ...  Read more

The Most Beautiful Towns of Provence

By Christine , USA, January 2013

Many people dream of Provence ? except ?Provence? isn?t really a place! The region is actually called Provence-Alpes-Côte d?Azur, and as its name suggests, it covers a lot of real estate. ...  Read more

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