Provence Travel Tips

Provence Day Trips from Avignon

By Viator, October 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 442 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

Lavender Tours

By Viator, August 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 315 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

Provence Wine Tasting

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 140 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 730 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

4 star rating: Recommended 32 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

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 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

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

Provence Tours from Marseille

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 551 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

Van Gogh?s Footsteps in Provence

By Viator, June 2014

Tours & Tickets

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

Avignon's Roman Sights

By Viator, August 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 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, February 2012

Tours & Tickets

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, February 2012

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

Wine Tasting in Chateauneuf dude Pale from Avignon including lunch 7042P5

By Janice G, June 2015

What a totally wonderful day. JB our guide arrived early and his attention to detail was beyond any tour guide we have ever had. A phenomenal knowledge of wine gave us a far greater understanding of ...  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

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