Salon de Provence

The oldest part of Salon is built on a foothill overlooking the narrow streets of the town. The “Chateau de l’Emperi” – the former residence of the Archbishops of Arles, is open to the public for tours after a recent restoration (its previous restoration was in the 13th Century), which has br…

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Carpentras

In the heart of the fertile plains of Comtat Venaissin, Carpentras its capital, offers a real treasure to all lovers of history and architecture. In the center with its streets bathed in coolness and light, one discovers the wealth of its history. There is the Porte d’Orange (seen below), rui…

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Aix-en-Provence

Often referred to as the Paris of the South, Aix is a vibrant city of art and activity. As a university town, its ancient elegance is overlaid with a youthful atmosphere. At is center is the old town ringed by boulevards and squares – the medieval Aix was ringed by a wall with 39 towers. Today, only the 1…

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Avignon

One of the best known cities in France, Avignon has so much to see that one could easily spend may days wandering around its ancient narrow streets inside the fortifications. Start at the Place de l’Horloge, in front of the Hotel de Ville (City Hall), and the Carousel in the large square limed by cafe…

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