Provence is a stunning region in the South of France, known for its delicious food, world-class wine, and summertime lavender fields. Spending 3 to 10 days touring the countryside and the Provence wine region is the best way to experience this amazing destination fully. Depending on how much time between 3 to 10 days you have spared for your trip, we have prepared a guide of things to do and places to go to make your stay memorable and very enjoyable!
A guide for when you visit the Provence.
Are you going to Provence? Here’s some advice for you.
A Quick Provence Tour – 3 Days!
No matter how brief, getting a taste of the local culture is well worth it. Consider it a research trip for your upcoming endeavors, where you will have more time to spend. You should definitely spend some time in the Luberon region of Provence, a breathtaking setting of orchards, vineyards, and perched hilltop towns that date back at least 1000 years.
Visit the largest gothic palace in history, the Palais des Papes, which is listed by UNESCO and offers tours of the private apartments of the popes with their magnificent frescoes along the Rhone River. As you meander through oak forests, olive groves, fruit orchards, and gentle hills; turn east towards the Luberon villages. It is also worthwhile to visit the nearby Sénanque Abbey. It was established in 1148 by Cistercian monks and is situated downhill from Gordes.
Moving on, the Fontaine de Vaucluse, where France’s largest natural spring is located, is also close by. The medieval Lourmarin, with its winding streets, charming patio cafés, and 16th-century castle – is another village to add to your list.
If you wish to make your stay longer, here’s what you can explore:
Provence Tour – 7 days
- Self-guided Walking Tour named the City of Cezanne, the starting point is the city’s tourism office.
- Invader street art;
- Rue Pavillon free bookshelf;
- Montagne Sainte Victoire – hiking mountain in Provence;
- Wine tours Provence in Cezanne Countryside;
- Port the Cassis to soak up some sun at the beach and enjoy an ice cream;
- Calanques de Cassis – adventure traveling, lots of hiking and hidden beaches in Provence;
- Notre Dame de la Garde – a charming church on the top of a hill overlooking the entire city;
- Avignon – an ancient town;
- Palais des Papes – a historical palace.
Provence Tour – 10 days
- Grasse – perfume capital for the best souvenir;
- St. Tropez – for delicious lunch;
- Calanques National Park & Marseille;
- Vieux Nice – the old town in Nice;
- Cours Saleya – market in Nice;
- Eze – rocky little village;
- Jardin Exotique d’Èze – a botanical garden;
- Saint-Paul de Vence – a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region;
- Gourdon – one of the most stunning towns in South of France, with sweeping views of the countryside;
- Alpes de Haute Provence – the largest canyon in Europe with hiking, kayaking, or rock climbing activities.
For the best experience, set as many days as you can spare to visit the Provence region! We hope you enjoyed reading about Provence, which, as mentioned, is famous for sunny weather, tradition, wine, and colorful countryside! If you want to read more, head over to our travel blog and enjoy an 80% discount on offers!