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Where to go, cool things to do, winter sunshine away from the city, road trips, beaches, coast, countryside - history, culture, art and architecture, gastronomy, food & wine tours. There're so many places to visit, so much to see & experience here in the sun drenched south.

Provence a rich diverse landscape of coastline, countryside & rocky ancient hilltop villages ...

Provence from endless lavender fields to bountiful vineyards, rolling hills, rocky hilltop villages and dazzling seascape, steep cliffs, remote sandy beaches and coastline. Stunning port towns, historical landmarks, rich countryside, Provence is the region of France that epitomizes the Mediterranean as a dream destination. The region enjoys a delightful Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers, mild winters, and the infamous cold Mistral wind.

The Mistral blows down through the Rhône valley during winter and springtime bringing with it a cold chill and intense deep colours in the nature. This south eastern province of France stretches from the Italian border on the east, to the river Rhône & Camargue to the west. Marseille, the capital of Provence is at its centre and Cannes-Nice on the Cote D’Azur to the east hugging the Italian border. This is a large region waiting to be discovered.

 Avignon to the north up towards Lyon, is the historical capital of the Vaucluse region and a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its medieval architecture and Roman ruins. The Palais des Papes that dominates the Avignon cityscape is today one of the most important medieval gothic sites in Europe. The abandoned Pont d’Avignon dates back t