Avignon, Orange & Arles
The region of Avignon, Orange and Arles makes for one of the most popular destinations in Provence, thanks to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in southern France. Known for its vineyards and lavender fields, and flanked by the Rhone and the Camargue National park, it is definitely one of the most natural places to visit. Each big city has so much to offer in terms of breathtaking views, culture, architecture and activities.
In Avignon you will find the famous 'Pont d'Avignon', making a wonderful place to learn about the history of the city, thanks to lots of private tours available. Full of beautiful architecture, breathtaking buildings and rich in history, you'll be whipping your camera out at every opportunity.
Travel north to Orange and you will find all some fine Roman architecture, a beautiful city with lots to explore. Enjoy local food in some great restaurants, or take a stroll at the 'Colline Saint Eutrope' if you're in need of some greenery.
To the south of Avignon is Arles, an absolutely wonderful place to visit, as well as being the city in which Van Gogh lived for a year. Arles is part of the Camargue territory and also has the Rhone on its doorstep, making for some wonderful views and walking opportunities. Popular thanks to its photography festival and local traditions, you can really see the French roots in this wonderful city.