There are a wealth of places to visit in Provence, from top class art museums to the remains of ancient chapels and of course the famous vineyards. Many of the highlights are in Avignon, but to see the best that Provence has to offer, a car is recommended.
Thanks to the varied history of Provence, you will find reminders of the pre-historic times, Romans and of course the English throughout the region, from cave painting to castles and ruins to churches. Much of this history is documented in a number of museums.
But it is not just man-made artefacts that are worth seeking out. Provence is blessed with fabulous scenery, from the rows of vineyards, to the coast of the French Riviera, the mountains of Mont Ventoux and the fields of lavender. A number of Natural Parks have been created, which provide not only protection to the land but informative guides and trails to follow, a popular place for walking and biking.
Provence is home to a vibrant arts scene as evidenced by the number of excellent art galleries and museums found throughout. Historical art collections as well as contemporary can be seen across the region, and not forgetting of course those artists who were resident in the area such as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse and Renoir.
Of course, one of the popular things for visitors to do whilst on holiday in Provence is to visit the many vineyards and chateaux. The collection includes some of the most famous and most expensive wines in the world.