A magnificent double-walled fortress, ringed with towers, and housing a Medieval City and an inner walled castle.
A Medieval town in Languedoc, France, on the Canal du Midi; beside its famous Carcassonne Walled Fortress Cité.
Canal du Midi
A 400-km long canals-waterways, built in the 17th century, between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Picturesque Mediterranean port village east of Marseille; great beaches, markets, a famous white wine, and boat trips to the Calanques.
Rocky inlets and coves on the coast between Marseille and Cassis — new descriptions and many photos.
The fabulous lavender fields of Provence bloom from mid-June through July every year.
Most Beautiful Villages
Many of the Plus Beaux Villages of France are in Provence.
Beyond's Favorite Places
We've listed here the towns, sites and back-country villages that we keep going back to.
Lavender Fields Maps
Beyond's Surrounding Itineraries
France World Heritage Sites
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France - towns, aqueducts, bridges, canals and more.
Provence Sites A-Z
Sites of Provence from A to Z, prehistoric, Roman, Medieval and recent.
Village List A-B
Aigues-Mortes in the Camargue to Avignon, Baux-de-Provence to Bonnieux, ...
Reorganized pages with new information, and many new photos
The Ville Rose, with the Pont Neuf, Place du Capitole, museums, medieval buildings and casual shopping.
14th century Popes Palace, the Pont d'Avignon and the Festival d'Avignon. Most Avignon museums are now free (from April 2018)
Markets in Provence
Market places are the life of Provence, and we have Markets by Day and Markets by Town.
Maps of France and Provence
Our Maps section has hundreds of area maps on towns and sites across Provence as well as detail and theme maps.