Provence, an artists muse

One of the main wonders of Provence is the fact that it offers an array of bright intense colours and some great lighting which is one reason why so many artists emerged from the area. Most of the artists recreated and captured the semblances that are associated with France. Some of these images still depict the area today from artists as well known as Matisse, Cezanne and Gauguin.

During a holiday in Provence it is possible that you will run up against the stars in Cannes and then have some fun playing the local game of boules in the historical city of Roussillon. Here you will find a great sample of the local heritage and the easy relaxed way of life. Plus, there are plenty of historical attractions spread out throughout Provence to make sure that you have plenty do to.

While in town make sure that you try the Fougasse, which is the specialty bread of the area that is flavored with cheese and olives and then made to look a bit like a wheat sheaf. Of course, you will want to think about pairing it with one of the great local wines such as the Chateau Neuf du Pape. Those with a more varied taste for wine might want to try one of the independent wines that are special to the area.

Rose flavored wines are very popular in Provence due to the fact that some of the best roses in the world are grown here and they really add to the al fresco culture of the area.