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The most beautiful places of Provence

Beautiful beaches, historic towns and lavender

Pavel Szabo
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The most beautiful places of Provence
Updated: 14.03.2019
Author: Pavel Szabo © gigaplaces.com

A selection of the most beautiful places in French Provence, where you can find beautiful historic towns, azure coast and amazing lavender fields.

22.
Cascade de Sillans

Small French Plitvice

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| Altitude: 335 m / 1 099 ft

The beautiful Cascade de Sillans waterfall is right next to Sillans-la-Cascade. It is such a miniature of… continue reading

21.
Calanque De Port D'Alon

Beautiful and wild bay

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| Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

Calanque De Port D'Alon is one of several beautiful bays to be found west of Bandol. In addition to swimming,… continue reading

20.
Port Grimaud

French Venice

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| Altitude: 3 m / 10 ft

Just a distance from the gendarmery of the famous Saint-Tropez you will find the French Venice – Port… continue reading

19.
Camargue

Interesting marsh land in the Rhone delta

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In the Rhone River Delta region can be found marshes of the Camargue (Regional Natural Park). Here you will… continue reading

18.
Le palais ideal du facteur Cheval

Ideal Palace of the French Postman

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| Altitude: 301 m / 988 ft

Ferdinand Cheval was a postman who spent 33 years building his perfect palace in Hautevires. For his… continue reading

17.
Orange

Historic city full of monuments

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| Altitude: 51 m / 167 ft

Orange is located in the Rhone Valley. In the center of the city is a Roman amphitheater which is considered… continue reading

16.
Grasse

The capital of perfumes

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| Altitude: 280 m / 919 ft

Grasse is a small town in southern France. The history of the city dates back to the 7th century. Among the… continue reading

15.
Mont Ventoux

Iconic mountain for cyclists

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| Altitude: 1 912 m / 6 273 ft

Mont Ventoux (1,912m above sea level) is a truly windy mountain that rises above the surrounding countryside… continue reading

14.
Chateauneuf du Pape

City of Popes and Wine

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| Altitude: 84 m / 276 ft

Chateauneuf du Pape is a little village near Orange. Pope John XXII. Here he built a castle, which (though… continue reading

13.
Pic du Cap Roux

Beautiful red mountains over the Mediterranean Sea

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| Altitude: 451 m / 1 480 ft

Above the Corniche de'l'esterel you will find a small but interesting red rock mountain with the most famous… continue reading

12.
Aigues-Mortes

A fortified city on the Camargue marshland

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| Altitude: 4 m / 13 ft

Aigues-Mortes is a historic town in the western end of Provence. To the south of it is the famous Camargue… continue reading

11.
Pont du Gard

A unique aqueduct from the time of the Roman Empir

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| Altitude: 31 m / 102 ft

Pont du Gard is a historic aqueduct dating back to ancient Rome (1st century AD). It is a system of three… continue reading

10.
Port of Goudes

Fishing harbor near Marseille

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| Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

Port of Goudes is a beautiful marina near Marseille. Here you will find a quiet town, a small boat harbor,… continue reading

9.
Avignon

Papal city full of architecture

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| Altitude: 30 m / 98 ft

The ancient town of Avignon is located in French Provence. The Popes stayed here in the 14th century and… continue reading

8.
Île Maire

Picturesque island in Calanques National Park

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| Altitude: 90 m / 295 ft

Male Maire is an island near the small Port of Goudes, located near Marseille. The island can be reached by… continue reading

7.
The Ochre Trail

Hike along the beautifully colored rocks

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| Altitude: 318 m / 1 043 ft

The ocher trail is located in close proximity to Roussillon. There is a trail through beautiful rocks that… continue reading

6.
Calanque de Port-Miou

Bluegreen Bay

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| Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

Calanque de Port-Miou is one of the three largest sea bays in the Calanques National Park. There are… continue reading

5.
Cassis

Charming town near the azure sea

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| Altitude: 9 m / 30 ft

Cassis is a small town located 20 km southeast of Marseille. It is a frequently visited place where we can… continue reading

4.
Roussillon

Beautiful ocher town

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| Altitude: 320 m / 1 050 ft

Roussillon is one of the beautiful Provencal towns that is interesting because buildings are stained with… continue reading

3.
Gordes

Beautiful rock town

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| Altitude: 353 m / 1 158 ft

Gordes is one of the most beautiful and visited Provencal towns. It is built on a hill where Roman ruins were… continue reading

2.
Verdon canyon

Grand Canyon of Europe

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| Altitude: 517 m / 1 696 ft

Verdon Canyon (Gorge du Verdon) is one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe. Verdon river here carved a… continue reading

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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque

Famous monastery between lavender

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| Altitude: 365 m / 1 198 ft

The Sénanque Monastery is located in French Provence, near Gordes and Avignon. It is renowned for its… continue reading

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