The perfect recipe for a holiday ....
Picturesque Provence truly is a region of warmth and light. The landscape is filled with medieval villages clustered on the tops of hills, surrounded by a countryside perfumed by fields of lavender, and fragrant herbs. There are famous wines, a distinctive cuisine, ancient traditions and lively local markets, and towns and cities offering history, beauty and culture. CV Travel villas are situated throughout Provence, some near the tranquil medieval village of Bargemon, close to the awesome Gorges du Verdon, with its superb restaurants and narrow streets, others near Cavaillon, famous for melons, and home to a 12th century cathedral, and pretty squares bursting with flowers. The larger cities are well worth a visit. Aix-en-Provence, protected by Mont Sainte- Victoire, painted in all lights by Cezanne, enjoys ancient squares with fountains, and shaded narrow streets, whilst Avignon, once home to the Pope, and for a time capital of the medieval western world, is famous for its art and music. The city enjoys cobbled pathways, flowering
gardens, museums, and views of the mighty River Rhône from the famous Pont d’Avignon. The town of Arles was a major Gallo-Roman city, and its medieval streets open onto unique Roman sites - the Arena and the Theatre. The city is well known for its festivals, and continues to be a magnet for artists, just as it was for Van Gogh.
•Visit the Roman sites at Arles
• Take a day out to the Camargue and see the famous wild horses
• Take a picnic to the Gorges du Verdon
• Visit Cavaillon and chose the tastiest melons you will have ever tried
• Stand ‘Sur le Pont d’Avignon’ and spend a day exploring one of France’s most
historic and vibrant cities
• Visit the market at Aix-en-Provence, one of the best in the area. It takes place
every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
• See the Roman Aquaduct at Pont du Gard
• Rent bicycles and enjoy the countryside at a slow pace
• Take a cruise along the River Rhône from Avignon