Get Inspired / Europe / France Provence, France - Highlights Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / France Provence, France - Highlights story by: Inspire France & Italy There is so much to see and do in France and Provence that you could become overwhelmed with choice. To help narrow down your options if you only have a limited time available, at House of Travel we have put together some of our favourite attractions or visitor spots so you don't miss out on anything. Avignon – Surrounded by amazingly well preserved ramparts built in the 1300s, the Old Town is a maze of pedestrian streets and cobbled lanes that lead to the Palais des Papes. Built during the 14th century for the Pope of the time it is the largest Gothic palace in the world. Aix en provence – Called the ‘Left Bank’ of Provence, Aix (pronounced ‘X’) is a classy town with wide boulevards and lovely squares lined with 17th and 18th century mansions. Cézanne is one of the towns most famous sons and you can visit his studio that is exactly as he left it. Picasso also spent time painting here - a walk through the sunflowers on a shimmering afternoon will show you why. Arles – Became a Roman town after Julius Caesar distributed the land among his veteran legionnaires in 46 BC. Today you can still see some incredible Roman sites such as the arena and theatre. Pont du gard – 2000 years ago over 1000 people worked for 5 years on the construction of the Pont du Gard, the Roman aqueduct bridge. The objective was to bring water to the city of Nîmes via a 50km long aqueduct, it is an amazing engineering feat and an artistic masterpiece. Gordes – A beautiful old village with narrow cobbled streets perched on the southern edge of a hill. The town is made from a light stone that glows orange in the morning sun and the view out across fields and forests and small perched villages is a real ‘Provençal’ scene. Roussillon – A beautiful village famous for its red and yellow ochre cliffs. The rocks have eroded over the years creating amazing shapes, gullies and a maze of caves. Painters and photographers rave about this place! Lavender – 4km from Gordes is the stunning 12th century Abbey de Senanque which is framed by fields of lavender in the summer. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist 4 incredible France self-drives Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Make this incredible trip your next European holiday Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.