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PROVENCE TRAVEL GUIDE





Provence! Land of sunshine! Advertisements tout the wines of the Sun, the freeway of the Sun, the fabrics of the Sun... The city of Nice brags of 299 sunny days a year. "Oh, those who don't believe in the sun here are real infidels," wrote Vincent Van Gogh, whose discovery of Provençal light changed his life and the history of painting. The bright, hot Mediterranean summers make aromatic herbs more pungent, give wines a higher degree of alcohol, and draw vacationers from all over the world. Read on...

HOTEL SEARCH
Provence Hotels
The best Provence hotels are out there, you just need to know where to look. Choose any combination of rating, feature, category and area to find hotel reviews that will help you discover perfect accommodations.

L’Oustau de Baumaniere


AIX-EN-PROVENCE

Le Clos de la Violette

TOP RESTAURANTS
Le Clos de la Violette

10, av. de la Violette
13100 Aix-en-Provence
Phone: +33 (0)4 42 23 30 71

Jean-Marc Banzo's sun-drenched, inventive cooking sings of Provence.




PROVENCE GENERAL


ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS
Beautiful Provence

Though most consider Paris to be the City of Love, Provence in Southeast France offers gorgeous landscapes and a laidback way of life that makes it easy to fall in love all over again.

Provence, France


Four Provence Chefs that Make us Ooh and Aah
FOOD HEAVEN
Four Provence Chefs that Make us Ooh and Aah
Provence is food heaven. No wonder this is where you'll find some of the world's top culinary talent. On a recent swing through Los Angeles, we caught up with four of Provence's most gifted chefs.



SAINTES-MARIES-DE-LA-MER

WILD AND FREE
L'Estelle en Camargue

Enjoy the lovely wilderness of Provence at this intimate oasis. Here you will find simplicity and unpretentious elegance, which pay tribute to the tempestuous surroundings of the Camargue region, known for wild horses, robust cowboys, gypsies, bullfights and flamenco.
L'Estelle en Camargue



VAL D'ENFER

L'Oustau de Baumanière

TOP RESTAURANTS
L'Oustau de Baumanière

13520 Les Baux de Provence
Val d’Enfer
Phone: +33 (0)4 90 54 33 07


This uniquely charming spot embodies the very essence of Provence.



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Located in world-renowned wine regions from Napa to Bordeaux to South Africa, these historic roads offer both great wine and beautiful scenery.
Beyond the crowds on the Adriatic Sea, the clamor of Rome and the charmed Toscana lies an Italy yet undiscovered by many American travelers.