Provence, nestled in south-east France, borders Italy and the Mediterranean Sea which means its landscapes are incredibly diverse. The alpine charm of the Southern Alpes meets rolling vineyards, olive groves and the world-famous lavender fields. The south is home to the Côte d’Azur (or French Riviera), where elegance and chic living abounds – Nice, Saint-Tropez and Cannes line the coast and provide a masterclass in glamour.

By contrast, Aix-en-Provence – an historic university town is home to a thriving cafe scene and a plethora of cultural attractions. Marseilles remains proud of its industrial past, sensitively and stylishly incorporating homages to its heritage in a range of architectural reimaginings. Avignon’s celebrated medieval city walls and Palais des Papes are a testament to its heyday as the seat of Christianity, for which it enjoys UNESCO status.


What you’ll love most about Provence

  • Visit the historic city of Avignon, known for its Papal Palace and famous bridge, and explore the medieval streets and markets
  • Take a tour of the lavender fields in the Valensole plateau in June and July when the fields are in full bloom
  • Visit the stunning Gorges du Verdon, a river canyon with crystal-clear waters and towering cliffs, and go kayaking or hiking
  • Explore the charming hilltop villages of the Luberon, such as Gordes, Roussillon, and Bonnieux, and enjoy the local cuisine and wine
  • Visit the city of Aix-en-Provence, known for its fountains, art museums, and beautiful architecture
  • Visit the hilltop village of Les Baux-de-Provence and see the impressive medieval fortress and the Carrières de Lumières, an art museum in an old quarry

Where to Book

  • Traditional village home in Provence, France

  • Grasse in Provence

  • Fortified town of Briancon, France in Provence

  • Arles, Provence

  • Aiguines village, Provence

  • Ansouis village, Provence

  • Simiane La Rotonde, Provence

  • Charming medieval town of Gordes, Provence

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 9

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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