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TRIP IN PROVENCE: OUR PROPOSALS FOR A 360 ° TOUR

Located in southern France, Provence is famous worldwide for its stunning lavender fields, but not only. To organize your trip to Provence, we suggest that you visit some of its most beautiful cities...

Discover Provence, its lavender flowers, wine and culture

Provence is one of the most popular French international tourism destinations thanks to the beauty of its coastline, the indulgence of its climate and the charm of its cities.
Visiting the Provence area means to visit historical villages that are perched in the hills, follow the footprints of the great Impressionist artists such as Cézanne and Van Gogh, penetrate in the wilderness of the Camargue and dive into the crystal clear sea of the region. Be blown away by this land that is full of aromas, flavors and colors.
Out HotelsClick.com team can give you advice about some destinations for a fantastic tour of Provence, ideal for those who love arts, adventure and nature.

WHAT TO SEE IN PROVENCE

Provence offers postcard landscapes. Just think of the wonderful lavender fields, the country houses, castles and folk markets. In order to explore this region of France, it is recommended to organize a plan. You can find various routes for travelling around Provence, but today we'll suggest you an overview of the major cities, and then move into more detail.

A weekend in Nice between Provence and the French Riviera

Only a short distance from the border to Italy, extended along the great Baie des Anges and surrounded by green hills, Nice is among the most famous cities of the French Riviera. Very popular with tourists, especially during the famous Carnival of Nice, this seaside resort has to offer its best all year.
Way back in 154 BC the Romans reached this area, and founded the "Roman province", that's where the modern name Provence comes from. If you love ancient history or the Baroque period, Nice is the ideal city to spend a fantastic weekend in the French Riviera and enjoy art and, of course, the sea.

Cannes, a trip into the spotlight

Glamorous and glittering: these are the first adjectives that come to mind when you think of Cannes. Renowned worldwide for its annual Cannes Film Festival, there are many things to see here during the whole year, which are able to satisfy any interest. This is the ideal place to enjoy the magnificent beaches, go shopping in chic boutiques and enjoy romantic strolls along the streets that lead to the old part of Cannes.

Marseille, the sea of Provence

An trip in Provence must necessarily include a stop in Marseille, the second largest city in France by number of inhabitants and the capital of Provence. Marseille is a city with historical importance because of its harbor, the first of the whole nation, and its culture.
Marseille has many bays and rocky inlets, all lapped by the beautiful blue sea. In the south of the city there is one of the most beautiful beaches in Provence, Borély Beach, near the Parc Borély, really famous among the locals and much loved by all fans of windsurfing.

SLEEP IN PROVENCE

La Provence offers many types of accommodation that are ready to satisfy every need. From comfortable b & bs to campsites for people who love staying outdoors, from farmstays, in touch with nature, to confortable hotels, for all those who want to feel pampered at 360 ° during the holiday.
Here are some of our best-selling hotels in Provence:
  1. Hotel Ibis Budget Nice Californie Lenval, Nice (3 stars)
  2. Hotel Jw Marriott Cannes (5 stars)
  3. Hotel Holiday Inn Express Marseille Provence Airport (3 stars)
  4. Hotel Ibis Avignon Centre Gare (2 stars)
  5. Ibis Aix En Provence Hotel (3 stars)
  6. Hotel Vendome, Nice (3 stars)

BLOOMING LAVENDER IN PROVENCE

Lavender starts blossoming in late June and continues until late August; this can obviously vary according to the plant variety, the altitude and climate. The vast expanses of lavender in Provence offers a magical view of purple shades to visitors.
Between Aix-en-Provence and Avignon the town of Gordes stands out, here you can witness a quite enchanting lavender flowering . In our article about spring, you can discover many other interesting facts about this place and how to get there.

This floral show of lavender in Provence can be appreciated:

- In the valley of Drome Diois
- In Baronniesau Buëch
- In the Drôme Provençale
- In Haute Provence and Verdon
- In Mont Ventoux, Luberon and Lure

Near Aix-en-Provence there is the village of Valensole in Provence, also known as "the city of lavender." Located between the plains with the same name and the Valley of Notre-Dame, Valensole is an ancient village that counts about 2,500 inhabitants.
Sometimes overlooked by tourists, the town of Valensole is completely surrounded by fields of lavender, really the perfect place to enjoy a true spectacle of nature and take pictures . In this charming French village, every year during the middle of July, there is the Lavender Festival.  

GRASSE: THE CITY OF PERFUME

At about 17 km from Cannes there is one of the major centers of perfume production: Grasse. Here, in the hills around the city, some of the finest flowers of France such as lavender, centifolia rose, narcissus, mimosa, jasmine and orange blossomsgrow.
In Grasse you can visit about forty "parfumeries", that sell their natural essences only .

PROVENCE AND THE CAMARGUE

The land that faces the sea almost seems a parallel universe if compared to the Provence we've talked about so far. Here a wild and unspoiled nature reigns, where humans seem a simple guest.
With great ease you can meet pink flamingos, bulls and fascinating white horses that live in total freedom. The Camargue is located south of Arles in Provence, between the Mediterranean Sea and the delta of the Rhone.  

EXPLORING PROVENCE BY MOTORBIKE

For its scenic roads along the coast, its fields of lavender and its pretty villages, Provence is a very popular tourist destination among motorcyclists and bikers. In the region there are several routes "on the road" that can satisfy all motorcyclists.

WINES OF PROVENCE

La Provence stands out even in the field of food and wine tours, with typical and rather tasty products.
Provencal cuisine is also called the "cuisine du soleil", a colorful cuisine that is rich in fruits and vegetables, seafood and Mediterranean dishes.
This region is very famous and popular for its wine production. In Provence wines are divided into three categories:
  1. Red Wines: one of the best is the Châteauneuf-du-Pape, excellent if accompanied by meat-based dishes;
  2. Rosé Wines: ideal to accompany the flavors of Provencal cuisine;
  3. White Wines: the wines of the Côte du Rhone are particularly fragrant, great if combined with fish dishes.
Let's make a toast to this land that is rich in history, nature and modernity and we recommend it as a top destination for a truly enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Especially between the end of spring and the temperate summer months.
 
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