Provence, located in southeast of France, is a blue coast washed by Mediterranean Sea, birthplace of lavender. Excellent wines are produced here.
Provence is "city of knights" and birthplace of knightly lyrics in Middle Ages. Notable cities include Marseille and Aix.
Provence borders Italy and is a hilly area stretching from Mediterranean coast to hinterland. In middle is large Long River. The Rhone, which flows south from Alps through Lyon, splits into two major tributaries near Provence before emptying into Mediterranean.
Provence is world famous birthplace of lavender, where high quality wine is produced. Provence is also "city of knights" in Europe and birthplace of chivalric poetry, an important literary genre in Middle Ages.
Provence is made up of famous cities such as Aix and Marseille, as well as cities such as Arles, Gide, Avignon (also translated as Avignon) and Nimes. This resource-rich, sunny and beautiful area has attracted countless tourists since ancient Greek and Roman times and is still a tourist attraction today.
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