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The palette is pink-purple, the canvas - rolling hills and cypress roads - and the painter - everyone from the legendary Van Gogh to painting holiday enthusiasts. A trip to Provence is simply “all senses go!”
Van Gogh Road – Cross historic Arles, charming les Baux Les Provence and end at St.Rémy en Provence, where the painter spent his last days.
Grasse – Visit the ever fragrant perfume & ‘nose’ capital of the world. Tour century old parfumeurs like Fragonard while creating your own signature scent from the wild flowers grown in & around.
Going Roman – The region's impressive Roman heritage is laid out at Arles, Orange and Vaison-la-Romaine.
Carrières de Lumières – The multimedia show at Les Baux de Provence, uses the latest in tech and projection to create a carpet of images in a natural setting. Get transported into the lives and creations of the masters.
Aix en Provence – See Cezanne’s Atelier and spend an evening in its magical gardens and open air cinema (in summer).
Gorges du Verdon – The landscape in this part of La Belle France enjoys the title ‘Provence Verte’ (Green Provence). ‘The grand canyon of France’, the Gorge du Verdon is a 21 km stretch carved out of limestone mountains, alongside the blue-green Verdon river. You can drive on the rim, hike through parts, or simply hire a pedal boat for a closer look.
Outdoor activities in Camargue – Discover the distinctive Camargue wilds, a unique biosphere, famous for its Flamingos, Wild Horses and Long Horned Bulls. This flat terrain, also a rice growing area, is perfect for horse riding, cycling and hiking across the Rhone Delta. It also has large, deserted beaches accessible only by foot or bike. You can witness Camargue bullfights, where agile men in white attempt to snatch prizes off the horns of feisty black bulls.
Cycling – Aptly defined as riding into an impressionist painting, the countryside of Provence is best experienced on two wheels. There are a plethora of options and routes, including the vibrant Lavender Route. Imagine cozy cafes, tiny villages and life at a slower, more enchanting pace. The locales are also famous for wines and specialties like truffles, olive oil, honey and lavender! For the hard core riders, Tour de France's epic Mont Ventoux is in the vicinity.
Charming villas, ancient Roman ruins, lavender fields, olive groves, poppy fields… the stimuli for the canvas are just too many in Provence.
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