How to Plan Your Visit to Provence 

Embarking on a journey to the enchanting region of Provence promises an immersive experience filled with picturesque landscapes, rich history, and culinary delights. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, crafting a well-thought-out plan can enhance your adventure and ensure you make the most of your time in this sun-kissed corner of France. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll unravel the secrets of how to plan your visit to Provence, covering everything from must-visit destinations and cultural treasures to navigating the region’s famed vineyards and indulging in its delectable cuisine. Join us as we map out the perfect itinerary for a memorable sojourn in Provence, where lavender fields, medieval villages, and the vibrant Mediterranean culture converge to create an unforgettable travel experience.

A guide for when you visit the Provence.

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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!

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