22 Aug Route through French Provence between lavender fields
Charming villages, idyllic landscapes, good food and wine. Take a look at our list of villages to visit in Provence
1. Abbey of Sénaque
Founded in 1148, it stands out for its Tau cross-shaped plant and for the lavender fields cultivated by the monks. Sénaque is a delight for lovers of photography because of its contrasting colors.
Situated on the Ródano River, it is a French city, designated a World Heritage City by UNESCO since 1995.
The Pope´s Palace, one of the largest Gothic buildings since the Middle Ages. The city walls, built by popes, still surround the city in perfect condition. The bridge over the river, which only four of the original twenty-two arches remain. Gothic churches such as St. Peter’s Basilica in Avignon. A whole historical complex.
The most visited village in the Luberon Regional Nature Park. Located in the hills of Vaucluse at 370 m tall. The origin of Gordes is linked to the Celtic tribe of the “Vordenses” who built the village on top of the rock for defensive purposes.
St-Remy de Provence is one of the places that gives fame at the Provence. It is the holding and largest town located in the district of Artés. The Alpilles hills and the Citadel of Baux de Provence, are very close to this.
5. El Luberon
The route that crosses this massif passes by lavender and sunflower crops. It is made up of three mountain ranges, in the middle of Provence. The valley between them contains several towns and villages as well as agricultural land.
It is a French town and commune in the Provence region, department of Vaucluse, in the district of Apt, integrated in Pied Rousset in Luberon. On the outskirts of the town is the famous Julian bridge.
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