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.
- Journey of Provence
- Journey of Provence: The Villages, Part 1; The Villages, Part 2; The Villages Map
- Journey of Provence: The Wine
- Journey of Provence: The Coast
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: ProvenÃ§al 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,Â DK’s Eyewitness Top 10 Provence & Côte d’Azur, The Most Beautiful Villages of France, Vaucluse Tourism in Provence.