Journey of Provence: Conclusion

On our 8 day journey, we barely scratched the surface of everything Provence has to offer. You could spend a year and still have more to explore. Its charm, sunshine, scents of lavender, colorful country-sides of grape and olives, beautiful landscapes and mountains have made it a favorite holiday spot for thousands of years.

I’d love to go back and spend a full week in each of my favorite Must GO’s:

  • Avignon & Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Papal Palace, wineries
  • Gordes: during July for blooming lavendar fields and Abbaye de Sénanque
  • Les-Beaux-de-Provence: a village unlike any other

Visit the whole series Journey of Provence for all the details and take a photo tour in the gallery.

I’ll close with a list of spots on my Provence ‘wish list’ for future trips…

  • Grand Canyon du Verdon: Euorpe’s Grand Canyon
  • Arles for Roman relics
  • St-Rémy-de-Provence: Roman ruins, van Gogh inspiration, Château Romanin winery
  • Roussillon: amazing landscape from the mining of Ochre has created a red and gold earth village
  • Cassis: Provençal fishing village and port below France’s highest coastal cliffs
  • Vacqueyras: prestigious wine village
  • St-Paul-de-Vence: 16th century rampart walls, beautiful views to the coast
  • Grasse: perfume fills the air thanks to the perfume factories

Check out these great resources I tapped into for our trip and for capturing it in this series, DK’s Eyewitness Top 10 Provence & Côte d’Azur, The Most Beautiful Villages of France, Vaucluse Tourism in Provence.