Choosing a holiday destination can be quite tough, and this is because there are a number of great travel destinations in the world, and settling on one can be quite tough. There are many factors that one has to consider when choosing a holiday destination. However, there are some travel destinations that most definitely stand out. If France is your preferred location, then this will be your guide to holidays in Provence.
History of Provence
One of the key attractions to Provence is most definitely the history of the town. It is an ancient district of France that was named after the Roman Provincia Romana, and it is set between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps, making it an ideal location for holiday. It has almost two thousand years of history, making it a key attraction to lovers of history and ancient towns.
Getting accommodation in Provence is quite easy, as there are many hotels, villas and guesthouses. One of the best ways to enjoy Provence is to rent a villa because it gives you the same space and privacy that you would enjoy at home and after a long day seeing the sights of Provence what better than to come home to your own villa. Reasonably priced holiday villa rentals in Provence can be found easily online.
Provence by Widerbergs (Flickr – Creative Commons)
What to see
Provence is a picturesque holiday destination with plenty of things to see. The Luberon Massif area boasts of some very beautiful villages that are perched on the edge of a hill. This is one of the most iconic sights of this district, and Gordes and Menerbes have been identified as the most beautiful villages in France. From most of the perched villages, you can see the beautiful Verdon Gorges, which are a great sight for photography. From these villages, you can also see the beautiful beach. The Alps are also visible from the perched villages, and they are quite a sight to behold.
The Vallees des Merveilles in the Alps are renowned for their undisturbed art, thanks to some pre-historic rock carvings that have been quite difficult to discern, even for professional archaeologists and anthropologists. This is one of the reasons why they are famous and popular.
What to do in Provence
Culture in Provence is quite authentic, and this is mainly because it has remained undisturbed for many centuries. Fish and wine is in abundance, and this is not just regular food. The bouillabaisse is one of the most popular fish stews that you will find here, and this is the most prevalent dish for visitors. The people of this area usually prepare this fish stew in a specific manner uncommon elsewhere. Also, Rose wine is in abundance, and there is a common saying that one bottle is never enough.
The beach at Provence is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in Europe. This is due to the fact that the mountain drops right into the sea, as many holiday reviewers like to put it. As the weather is usually warm most of the year, thanks to the Mediterranean climate, sunbathing is thus one of the most common activities undertaken here. If you are much into water-sports, then you can surf as well as snorkel and do scuba diving. The Ste-Croix lake crater is great for canoeing, rafting as well as sailing.