The Best Way To Visit Provence
Provence - a sweet art of living
300 days of sunshine per year, picturesque charming villages, historical heritage of Romans, unique gourmet cuisine, traditional local markets, fine wines, endless lavender fields and a sweet art of living - it’s all about the corner of paradise which is called Provence, a southeastern region of France between the Alps and the Mediterranean sea, in only 2 hours 40 min by speed train from Paris.
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What to see and how to better visit Provence
Provence has no difficulties to rival Paris when it is a matter of great names of painting. Its unique landscapes inspired more than one world famous artist.
The village of Saint-Rémy de Provence keeps the memories of the tumultuous life of Vincent Van Gogh where he was housed for a while in a psychiatric asylum. Here, in his small room he experienced his most productive period, a major period in his life as an artist. He produced nearly 150 paintings and numerous drawings, including "La Nuit Étoilée", "Les Amandiers en fleurs" and "Les Iris". We advise you to visit this room to be struck by the enormous contrast between the poverty of the place and the richness of the imagination of a great artist.
Contemporary art lovers will be delighted to visit the Tour Luma in Arles. The building, designed by Frank Gehry, one of the world's most renowned architects (he also created another French temple of contemporary art - the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris), is a real architectural challenge. The 10 floors of the Fondation Luma building are home to the personal collection of its owner, Maja Hoffmann.
A paradise for gourmets and wine connoisseurs
Provence is a paradise for discerning gourmet travelers. Here you can enjoy succulent healthy food in the most beautiful setting of the world. Traditional restaurants and cooking classes, tasty tours in Avignon or Arles will amaze any fine gourmet traveler and assure an authentique meeting with local gastronomic culture.
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