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Destination Provence: 8 Things to See and Do in One of France’s Most Beautiful Regions

Destination Provence: 8 Things to See and Do in One of France’s Most Beautiful Regions

Sénanque Abbey in Provence France Breathtaking lavender fields, lovely sunflowers in bloom, the bright blue sky, and picturesque villages set against a backdrop of enchanting nature scenery are just some of the top things that come to mind commonly associated with Provence. The famous French region boasts of many interesting destinations begging to be discovered and experienced at leisure. To see the best of Provence in 3 days may seem like an impossible feat given the wealth of attractions the place has to offer. But the short trip should provide plenty of opportunities to see some of the region’s stunning sights. 1. Explore and see the medieval Gothic buildings and structures of the Palais de Papes (Pope’s Palace) in Avignon. 2. See the lavender fields near the village of Gordes and take a guided tour of the Sénanque Abbey that dates back to the 12th century. 3. Visit traditional Provençal towns like Aix-en-Provence and explore its famous markets. Not to mention the town’s beautiful architecture and charming streets. 4. Head out to the historic town of Arles and see its many attractions including the well-preserved ancient ruins like the Amphitheater, the Baths of Constantine, and the Roman Theater among others. 5. Enjoy a relaxing bath at the thermal springs of Digne les Bains then take the time to explore the scenic lavender fields in the area. 6. Soak up the sun at the French Riviera in Cannes or Saint-Tropez. 7. Step back in time as you make a trek to the scenic town Les Baux-de-Provence and see the ruins of Château des Baux. 8. Explore the ancient ruins, architecture, art, culture, and local cuisine in Marseille and don’t forget to get a taste of the city’s famous bouillabaisse.