The different areas of Provence

Provence is a region of France which offers history, a mixture of culture and contemporary attractions for the tourist and holidaymaker. Situated in the south of the country,  Provence  is its self divided into five main regions , all spectacular in their own way.

The areas of  Bouches-du-Rhône, the Var, Vaucluse, the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes all provide excellence for the tourist and are all well placed in their proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, the Alps, Rhone River as well as Italy. Many of the well known cities of Provence are situated along the French Riviera making this an ideal destination for a south of France holiday or even for day visits.

There is plenty to see and do in any of the cities of Provence. In Nice, known for its museums, the tourist can lose themselves in museums such as the Prehistoric Museum of Terra Amata, the Musee d’Art et d’Histoire,  Palais Massena, the Marc Chagall Museum or the Matisse Museum. The tourist can also do a gentle walk along the Promenade des Anglais alongside  the Mediterranean coast.

Marseille is another city with many places of interest, like the Vieux Port Marseille, an area of pavements passing by restaurants, bars and local fishing craft. Marseille has many museums as well among which the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Musée de la Faïence are the better known.

France is famous for its wines and the tourist can savour some excellent varieties in Orange at Mas du Clos de l’Escarrat.  In Cannes, famous for the annual film festival, the tourist can enjoy having a bet at the casinos and also take a quiet stroll through the many parks including the Park Residences Champfleuri. In the old town area of Vence there is a cathedral dating back to the 10th century.

There are many other cities in the Provence area the holidaymaker will find interesting. Biot, Grasse, Fréjus, Saint-Tropez and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat are all worth a visit and they can all be seen in one holiday.

An additional reason to visit France, especially for the sportier type, is the many golf touring packages on offer. Many of these tours take the tourist to well known golf resorts and courses among which are Terre Blanche at the Four Seasons in Tourettes, Golf Country Club de Nice, Golf Club Barbaroux in Brignols and many more. Provence caters for every taste in holidays and many bookings can be made via the internet.