4 places to visit in Provence, France

4 places to visit in Provence, France

Provence, France, known for its diverse landscapes, miles of lavender fields, golden-yellow sunflower fields, vineyards, and crystal blue waters, is indeed a traveler’s dream. Follow us with @voyageinstyle_ to 4 places in Provence that have everything you could ever want!

1. Valensole

Valensole is a pretty Provencal town that sits on a hill overlooking a lavender valley and is a must-see on a Provence trip. It sits at the heart of the Plateau of Valensole , an area known for its lavender fields and is “the capital of the lavender region”. 

The best time to see the lavender fields is in June or July and the lavender is usually gone by the end of August.

What makes it unique is that Valensole is a very local town and not usually known as a tourism attraction. In fact, people usually only pass through on their way to the lavender fields. Because of this, Valensole is a true reflection of the French lifestyle and the perfect place to get to know provencal culture as you walk the streets with a baguette in hand and chat to the friendly locals.

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2. Gordes- The Luberon

Built on the foothills of the Monts of Vaucluse, facing the Luberon, Gordes is one of the most well-known hilltop villages in the region. It’s one of the most beautiful villages in France and it’s been used as the setting for movies. In this place, houses and buildings of white stone root themselves into the sharp cliff of the mountain, its narrow cobblestone streets are very appealing to visitors.

Many artists have stayed in the village of Gordes and have contributed to its fame. Some, such as André Lhote, Marc Chagall, Victor Vasarely and Pol Mara came to stay. Gordes is the seat of many cultural events in summer with its museums, concerts and numerous exhibitions.

Spend some time in Gordes, visiting art galleries and exploring the ancient underground caves. Here you’ll find fabrics, linens, soaps, lavender, clothes, and an abundance of food and wine.

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3. Roussillon

Roussillon is ranked as one of the most beautiful villages of France, and is totally unique. It is located in the very heart of the biggest ochre deposits in the world, and is distinguished by a wide palette of flamboyant colors.

Wandering the narrow streets, stairs and squares in Roussillon opens your eyes to the beautiful natural pigments used throughout the village. In Roussillon, man has long worked in harmony with nature. The people of Roussillon used the ochre for the facades of the houses in the village. Because of this, each home is a colorful ochre tone, spanning from terracotta oranges to dark reds.  

Le Sentier des Ocres (The Canyon) is the former ochre mine next to Roussillon. The valley has been turned into a trail for visitors, worming among the waves and ridges of the cliffs. Most impressive of all is the amazing variety of colors of the clay you’ll see on the pathway. It’s interesting to see the incredible views from the trail!

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4. Gorges du Verdon

The Verdon Gorge (French: Gorges du Verdon) is a river canyon located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of Southeastern France. It was formed by the Verdon River, which is named for its turquoise-green colour caused by glacial minerals, one of the location's distinguishing characteristics. Gorges du Verdon is an amazing natural phenomenon and now it’s one of the biggest gorges in Europe.

Jump in a kayak and paddle up the turquoise water of the river, letting the cool water run over your fingers, and gazing up to the enormous limestone cliffs. Around every corner, you’ll see people jumping into the water and enjoying the remote beaches. 

Kaying or paddle boating is one of the top things to do at Gorges du Verdon. There’s nothing better than gliding on the clear blue water and seeing the cliffs from below. Around every twist and turn, there’s a beautiful view and plenty of small beaches for you to relax on.

photo credits to www.thegoodlifefrance.com

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