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Top 10 Experiences in Provence

Pascale Bernasse | Monday, Apr 26th 2010
Experiences in Provence

The Rhone Valley and Provence have some of the most beautiful vineyards in France. Vines cover the landscape as far as the eye can see in most places, punctuated by olive groves and lavender fields. You’ll find an incredibly rich variety of fascinating sites to discover while enjoying the full-bodied, expressive local wines and sun-drenched Provençale cuisine. But how to decide what experiences in Provence to include on your next trip?  Here are 10 suggestions for experiences in Provence.

Top 10 Experiences in Provence:

Discover the vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Tavel, etc. and Quench your thirst for some of the best wines of the region
Visit Roman ruins, including the amphitheater in Arles or Orange
Experience The Camargue, one of Europe’s major wetland areas
Take a stroll in Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Marseille (oldest city in France)
Spend time in Avignon, home of the popes in the 14th century
Take a hike at Mont Ventoux, called the “Giant of Provence”
Revel at the Pont du Gard, the largest Roman aqueduct in Europe
Explore beautiful villages of Gordes, Rousillon, and l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (especially for antiques)
Marvel at the lavender fields in bloom in July
Shop like a local at the weekly outdoor market of Uzes, St. Remy-de-Provence, or Vaison la Romaine

Sound impossible to combine all these activities while in Provence?  No fear, we’ll recommend which ones suit you best when you plan a tour with French Wine Explorers!

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