Holidays in Provence
Enjoy the majestic mountains and beautiful coast of Provence
The southern part of Provence includes the Côte d’Azur. In the west you’ll find the Camargue nature park, and in the east the regional capital Marseille.
Enjoy the holiday of your dreams in Provence
Provence features the makings of a perfect holiday, with historic cities such as Orange, Arles, Aix-en-Provence and Avignon, as well as picturesque towns and magnificent natural scenery. Take in the scent of the region’s enormous lavender fields in bloom from June to late August. Whether you prefer a holiday at the beach or hiking in the backcountry, this region between the legendary Mont Ventoux and the deep-blue waters of the Mediterranean offers a wealth of opportunities for relaxation and adventure. Cycling enthusiasts take note: around the Luberon Massif you’ll find over 140 miles of dedicated bike paths.
Day trips in Provence
The countryside of Provence features a fascinating mix of charming landscapes and dramatic gorges and cliffs. Wherever you choose to stay on your holiday, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the region’s legendary coast with its evocatively named towns. And for a change of pace, why not take a trip to the mountains around the 6270-foot-high Mont Ventoux, with their unique animal and plant life. Ancient Roman ruins can be found throughout the region. Arles and Avignon are particularly rich in Roman and Romanesque architecture, from the amphitheatre to the long city walls and medieval highlights such as the 14th-century Papal Palace, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Gourmet and active holidays
In southern France you can live like a king: the local restaurants feature everything from freshly baked croissants to the local olives, fruits and fresh fish – not to mention the famous herbes de Provence. A cool glass of rosé wine is the perfect accompaniment to an evening outdoors, framed by the aroma of pine trees and the chirping of cicadas. The countryside of Provence is perfect for active holidays all year round, from cycling to hiking, swimming, horse riding, kite flying, fishing, diving and sailing. And the most relaxing way to travel there is with DB Autozug! Avignon is located just 110 miles from the Narbonne terminal.
Last modified: 09.07.2012