France - Provence (Chapter)
This is the Provence chapter from Lonely Planet’s France guidebook.
Provence has incredible diversity, from craggy limestone peaks to bleached salt marshes, and from lavender fields to the sultry city of Marseille. Constant across the region is the food – clean, bright flavours, as simple as tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and Camargue sea salt.
- soak up seething, heady Marseille with its ancient port and stunning contemporary architecture around Fort St-Jean
- shop in markets, browse in boutiques and wander streets lined with fountains and elegant hôtel particuliers in Aix-en-Provence
- stand in awe at the sheer size and magnificence of Orange’s exceptional Roman amphitheatre
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Marseille Region, Aix-en-Provence, Arles & the Camargue, Camargue Countryside, Stes-Maries de la Mer, Aigues-Mortes, Stes-Maries de la Mer, St-Rémy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, The Vaucluse, Avignon, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Orange, Vaison-la-Romaine, Mont Ventoux & around, Carpentras, Fontaine de Vaucluse, The Luberon, Apt & around, Northeastern Provence, Pays de Forcalquier, Vallée de la Durance and Gorges du Verdon.
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