Are you off to Provence in France soon? Yes – then you have come to the perfect place. We have put together an easy-to-follow guide to three things you have to see and do while you are there.
With so many fantastic things to see and do, you will probably struggle to choose just a few. Unfortunately, unless you want to spend years exploring, you will have to make some decisions, in terms of what to do.
Provence is a sunny region in the South of France that is famed for its warm seas, fields of lavender, and idyllic villages. While home to the well-known holiday destination of St Tropez, it also has many other less-known places you can visit.
It’s no wonder that of all France’s regions, Provence is one of the most popular places to visit. The only problem with this region being that there is too much to see and do. Since you could fill years exploring this unique location, here is our list of the best things to see and do while you are there.
Don’t miss Marseille
Marseille is not what people picture when they think of Provence. It’s a unique and intriguing city; that’s different in style to the rest of the region. However, that being said, it is also one of the region’s most beautiful places.
Once in the city, head to Vieux Port, where there are hundreds of market stalls to browse. Just like other typical Provence markets, the market at Vieux Port includes a fantastic range of stalls. From fish and vegetables to clothing and jewelry, there is nothing you can’t buy here. Many locals choose to shop here instead of in stores and supermarkets because the price, as well as the quality is better.
Before leaving the city, why not stop for lunch at a traditional pub or eatery? Here, you can get all manner of dishes, including a traditional fish stew, known as Bouillabaisse. If fish isn’t your thing, there are also lots of other yummy dishes to choose from.
Visit the Gorges du Verdon
Known as the Grand Canyon of Verdon, the Gorges du Verdon is Europe’s steepest canyon. With ragged rocks, dusty trails and green water running through it, this is something you don’t want to miss.
For keen hikers, the Gorges du Verdon also has many hiking trails to explore, including some inside the canyon’s caves. It might be a long trek, but the views at the top are absolutely amazing.
It’s important to note that hiking up the gorge includes squeezing through some tiny caves. So if small spaces scare you, it might not be for you. However, if you are a keen caver, then this might be the perfect activity to keep you occupied.
Chill out at Cassis
Originally a fishing port, Cassis has many winding streets and old buildings to explore. Complete with ancient architecture, Cassis is somewhere not to be missed. The beaches are beautiful, the food is great and the sea is warm, what’s not to like about this seaside town? Plus, as it’s a seaside town, Cassis is home to lots of lovely seafood restaurants.
Provence is a beautiful region, and somewhere that is perfect for a summer vacation. With so many things to see and do, it can be hard to know where to start. There are so many sights and attractions that it would be impossible to name them all. This guide simply discusses three of the most impressive sights that you just have to see.