Gordes, Provence, France

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The region of Provence, France is bordered by the Rhone River, Italy and the Mediterranean Sea.  This area has been part of France for hundreds of years but it still maintains a certain uniqueness in terms of language and culture.  Some of the top destinations within this area include Nice, Antibes, Aix-en-Provence and Cannes to name just a few.  What better way to explore this region and everything it has to offer than by taking a road trip?  Plan your route ahead of time, book your rental car and bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation in Provence along the way, before you set out on an amazing adventure!

Top things to do in Provence, France

If you are visiting Cannes, you can quite easily take a drive out to the Verdon Canyon.  If you are planning on enjoying a scenic drive and a fairly quick visit, then this is a suitable day trip.  If you want to hike around and explore, you may want to find some hotel accommodation nearby and get a good night's rest before heading back.

Saint Paul de Vence in Cannes is another great place to explore for a chance to absorb some history first-hand.  In the summer, this area is quite flooded with tourists but it really does help create an even more festive atmosphere.

When travelling to Provence, you simply have to make a stop in Nice. There is a great choice of bed and breakfast, guest house and hotel accommodation in Nice, but book online beforehand as the best accommodation books out early in peak periods. A long, relaxing walk along the Promenade des Anglais is the ideal way to take in that fresh Mediterranean air and enjoy the view of the sparkling blue water stretched out before you.

Castle Hill is another must see in Nice and it's particularly scenic on a clear, sunny day.  If you are up for it, take the stairs up to the top and enjoy some welcomed exercise before taking a break at the top.

For those who enjoy the outdoors and a good hike, the Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a great way to explore the area and take in some of the most spectacular views of this part of France. 

Provence food and wine

All the hiking and exploring is bound to leave you feeling hungry.  You are certainly in luck when it comes to delicacies and treats for the taste buds because this region has no shortage of delectable dishes.  The area is known to have somewhat unfriendly soil and is not all that suitable for agriculture.  However, they know how to make the most of what they do have and the seafood is out of this world.

This is the perfect place to experiment with new dining experiences and try things you have never tasted before.  Marseille is famous for creating the Bouillabaisse dish which is made with a combination of different fish, shellfish, seasoning and wine or cognac.  Nice is known for its tasty La pissaladière which looks like pizza but there are a number of differences including the absence of a tomato spread and the fact that it is made with bread dough.

There's also nothing better to compliment your traditional meal than a glass or two of the perfect local wine.  Due to the local climate and soil conditions, rosés are the most commonly produced in the region.  There are three main regional classifications in terms of wine and the sight of these fields of green is truly an amazing sight in itself.