Provence Travel Guide

Check out these fun points of interests where Samantha Brown visited during her amazing trip to Provence, France.


Activities
Shopping for Fabrics in Nimes
The king of France's thread was once made only in Nîmes. In French, the thread is le corde. Of the king is du roi. Corduroy. Levi Strauss also used a fabric that was originally made in Nîmes. It was called coton denim or denim.
  • Nîmes, France
  • Nimes, France

Shopping for Fabrics in Nimes

The king of France's thread was once made only in Nîmes. In French, the thread is le corde. Of the king is du roi. Corduroy. Levi Strauss also used a fabric that was originally made in Nîmes. It was called coton denim or denim.
Nîmes, France Nimes, France
Shopping for Santons
Every home in Provence has a crèche, or a Nativity scene that shows off more than the Holy Family and farm animals. There are 3 bit players, or santons, that every crèche must have: the motley fool, the miller and the blind man.
  • Provence, France
  • Strasbourg, Alsace 67100 France

Shopping for Santons

Every home in Provence has a crèche, or a Nativity scene that shows off more than the Holy Family and farm animals. There are 3 bit players, or santons, that every crèche must have: the motley fool, the miller and the blind man.
Provence, France Strasbourg, Alsace, France
The Town of Aix/Cours Mirabeau
The wealthy town of Aix is noted for its fountains and its tree-lined thoroughfare, Cours Mirabeau. Although the architecture is largely the same -- peach-and-honey-colored buildings with lavender shutters -- the shops and restaurants vary greatly.
  • Cours Mirabeau
  • Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-C"te d'Azur 13100 France

The Town of Aix/Cours Mirabeau

The wealthy town of Aix is noted for its fountains and its tree-lined thoroughfare, Cours Mirabeau. Although the architecture is largely the same -- peach-and-honey-colored buildings with lavender shutters -- the shops and restaurants vary greatly.
Cours Mirabeau Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-C"te d'Azur, France
Castelas Olive Oil Farm
Castelas is a family business and the owners sell olive oil that comes directly from the olive groves in their backyard. To produce top-quality olive oil, they try to press each olive within 6 hours of harvest.
  • Moulin Castelas
  • Les Baux-de-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France

Castelas Olive Oil Farm

Castelas is a family business and the owners sell olive oil that comes directly from the olive groves in their backyard. To produce top-quality olive oil, they try to press each olive within 6 hours of harvest.
Moulin Castelas Les Baux-de-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Phone: +11 33-4-90-54-50-86
Les Baux
The village of Les Baux is a blissfully secluded discovery. Tucked in a rocky crag of a mountain, it carries the ruins of a once-thriving and powerful medieval town. Only 400 people live there, and yet it attracts more than 1 million visitors a year.
  • Maison du Roy
  • Les Baux-de-Provence, Provence-Alpes-C"te d'Azur France

Les Baux

The village of Les Baux is a blissfully secluded discovery. Tucked in a rocky crag of a mountain, it carries the ruins of a once-thriving and powerful medieval town. Only 400 people live there, and yet it attracts more than 1 million visitors a year.
Maison du Roy Les Baux-de-Provence, Provence-Alpes-C"te d'Azur, France
Phone: +11 33-4-90-54-34-39

Hotels
Le Pigonnet
This 4-star hotel, located just outside the city center, is all about country elegance. The privilege rooms in this 18th-century mansion are spacious with modern bathrooms and balconies overlooking the manicured gardens.
  • 5 Avenue du Pigonnet
  • Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-C"te d'Azur 13100 France

Le Pigonnet

This 4-star hotel, located just outside the city center, is all about country elegance. The privilege rooms in this 18th-century mansion are spacious with modern bathrooms and balconies overlooking the manicured gardens.
5 Avenue du Pigonnet Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-C"te d'Azur, France
Phone: +11 33-4-42-59-02-90

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