The most charming center in all Provence, this university town was once a seat of aristocracy, its streets walked by counts and kings. The countryside of Aix-en-Provence nearby attracts every year, many tourists. The gentle way of life, the incomparable light fascinated the artists and its beautiful countryside inspired the painter Paul Cézanne for a lifetime. Summer brings frequent cultural events, ranging from opera to jazz, June through August.
The most charming center in all Provence, this university town was once a seat of aristocracy, its streets walked by counts and kings.
The greatest fortress city of Europe, Carcassone, is a fairyland, evoking bold knights, fair damsels, and troubadours. Time seems to stand still in this place filled with magic. It is separated into the fortified Cité de Carcassonne and the more expansive lower city, the ville basse. Everybody comes for the Cité, the double-walled and turreted fortress that was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.
The greatest fortress city of Europe, Carcassone, is a fairyland, evoking bold knights, fair damsels, and troubadours.
The fortified city of Avignon was the capital of Christendom in the 14th century. Avignon's architecture, marked by papal history makes it one of the most interesting and beautiful of Europe's medieval cities. Lately, it has become well known as a cultural center. Artists and painters in increasing numbers have been moving here. Experimental theaters, painting galleries, and art cinemas have brought diversity to the inner city.
The fortified city of Avignon was the capital of Christendom in the 14th century.
This beautiful town on the Rhône has been called "the soul of Provence," by art lovers, archaeologists, and historians. Van Gogh has painted luminously many delightful of its scenes. Arles has kept most of its antique charm. Its first-rate museums, excellent restaurants, and summer festivals (such as the early June international photography festival) make a visit rewarding.
This beautiful town on the Rhône has been called "the soul of Provence," by art lovers, archaeologists, and historians.
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