Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) in south of France, also known as Provence region, is a very famous tourist region in France. Notable cities include Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Avignon, Arles, etc., characteristic cities include Gordes (commonly known as Stone City?), Rouge Sijun? (Roussillon, commonly known as city of Red Earth), Spring city (Fontaine de Vaucluse), Ceramic city (Moustiers). -sen-mari) and so on. So, if you come to Provence, what is interesting there?
1) First of all, if you are departing from Paris, you can take French TGV direct to Avignon, which takes only three and a half hours. Personally, I think that this is most convenient way to get to Provence, it takes 6 hours and road is too long. If you want to travel by car, you can rent a car after you arrive in Avignon. It is very convenient to rent a car here, but you need to book in advance~
I find that for most people, one of things to do when traveling to Provence is to see lavender. Every year from June to August, this is lavender season and patches of lavender are in bloom, so during this period of time in Provence, these three places are most suitable for admiring flowers: abbey of Senanque, Valensole Valensole, village of Salt. In addition to lavender field, in Valensol you can also see largest field of sunflowers in south of France.
Avignon (Avignon) used to be residence of Pope. In 13th century, 7 popes lived here for over 60 years.Papal Palace, Avignon Broken bridge. Every July, largest theater festival in France will be held here. The theater festival is divided into official IN and private OFF. Official IN usually needs to be booked in advance. During these crescents, this ancient city will have a stage. With thousands of performances, whole city turns into a theater stage, welcoming theater lovers from all over world. If language barrier bothers you and you don't want to spend big fees, then you don't have to worry here, you can still enjoy a free theatrical feast on streets and alleys! At this time, you will find familiar faces on street, and Chinese theater troupes will also come here to stage dramas. Seeing Chinese dramas presented on such an international stage in a foreign country, showcasing Chinese theater culture, will be a different feeling. Feel.
3) Grand Canyon of Holy Cross on Lake Verdun
Provence has not only a long cultural history, but also beautiful natural scenery.In recent years, Lake Sainte-Croix has become Grand Canyon of Verdun. In 2009, a European magazine called it "the most beautiful place in Europe". The blue lake, which looks like a huge emerald, forms a beautiful landscape, which is one of must-see places in Provence.
4) As we said above, there are many characteristic towns where you can fully experience simple, carefree, relaxed and lazy lifestyle described by Mel, basking in sun, drinking coffee, Eating delicious food, looking at beautiful landscapes and free time~
The reason why Stone Town is so named is because buildings in town are made of stone.
The Red Earth City was built from rich local ocher. The color of ocher changes to red, yellow and orange, so whole city is brightly colored, like a city in a fairy tale.
The city of ceramics in France is known as Jingdezhen. There are more than 20 pottery workshops in city. The pottery produced in the city has a strong medieval style and is very refined.
Provence is synonymous with beauty. If travel is getting rid of shackles of life, then Provence will make you forget about everything in world.