The region covers the easternmost part of the Mediterranean coast of France. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts of the country, tempting tourists with both sandy beaches, stunning mountain views, beautiful cities, as well as monuments from ancient and early Middle Ages.
The region is associated primarily with lavender fields that bloom at the beginning of summer creating purple carpets. Among them are small towns with stone buildings, narrow streets and whitewashed windmills.
The most popular part of the region is the Cote d'Azur or French Riviera. There are exclusive resorts like Cannes, Antibes, Saint-Tropez and the most important city on the coast of Nice.
The capital of the region is the port of Marseille, but there are also smaller, extremely interesting centers, such as Aix-en Provence, Arles with a huge Roman amphitheater or surrounded by the walls of Avignon, where you can admire the castle of bishops and the famous Roman bridge Pont Saint-Bénézet.
Provence is a region that painters and artists have loved for centuries. Van Gogh, bored in Paris, lived in Arles, Cezanne's Atelier can be seen in Aix-en-Provence, and in Nice - the Museum of Naive Art, presenting works of, among others Nikifor, Zofia Rostad and Henri Rousseau.