An irresistible area of France, the Provence region has always been an attractive location for tourists. A holiday in Provence means sunshine and nature, villages on the hilltops, great cities like Arles, Aix and Avignon with their cultural treasures, amazing food and wine. Along the Rhône valley, you will find Roman cities like Orange and Arles, and the papal city of Avignon, with the great summer festival to be held here. Aix-en-Provence is another great city to visit, while Van Gogh is forever linked with St-Rémy and Arles. Set off from your holiday park in Provence and visit the Gorges du Verdon, the Parc National du Mercantour along the Italian border, the amazing Mont Ventoux, and the lagoons of the Camargue with their flamingos colonies and their breathtaking landscapes.
The cuisine of Provence is a mix of Mediterranean influences. The locals here are very friendly so leaving your holiday park in Provence for a nice meal at a local restaurant is definitely a must try. Most of the food in the area is cooked with olive oil and olives or at least has the ingredients in it. Try a delicious dish of tapenade pasta and a glass of the regional wine, while sitting on a nice terrace of a restaurant and admiring the astonishing surroundings during a holiday in Provence. Garlic is also a common ingredient used here, as well as vegetables like tomatoes, capsicum, aubergines, courgettes and onions that are turned into a delicious ratatouille and the courgette flowers stuffed with tomato sauce are among the delicacies of the area. As in meat, the most common in the area is sheep meat turned into the specific gigot d’agneau aux herbes, and for fish lovers there's freshwater trout, salt cod, anchovies, and others, as well as sea food like clams, periwinkles, sea urchins and oysters. Of course, you can't leave the place without trying the local wine and cheese and with all this wonderful food....without gaining a few well-worth extra pounds.
For the art lovers, they can follow Van Gogh’s path in Arles, or visit the mausoleum where he stayed in St. Remy. If you find yourself in a family holiday in Provence in Aix-en-Provence, you should definitely try a tour of Cezanne’s home and admire the grandeur of Mont Ste-Victoire. Then there is also the Picasso museum in Antibes, Renoir’s home in Cagnes-sur-Mer, and the Chagall Museum in Nice. The Musee de la Lavande on the D2 toward Gordes, the Musee de la Faience in Moustiers or the Musee de l’Olivier are other great representatives of the local culture, as well as the perfume museums. The area of Province is of incontestable beauty, let yourself be inspired by its infinite charm this holiday season.
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