|Palace of the Popes in Avignon|
Provence has a wonderful climate, medieval fortresses, a palace for the popes, a wide variety of scenery and wildlife, and some of the best preserved Roman structures in the world (I can't call them ruins because they are in remarkably good shape and many of them are still in use for their original purpose). They also have some great food and wine.
|Rice paddies in front with gite in the background|
My advice for anybody visiting Provence is to spend at least a week in Provence, ... but a year would be even better. There is a lot to see and it takes time to soak up the ambiance.
|Roman Arena in Nimes (still in use)|
|One of two Roman temples in Nimes|
|Flamingos in the Carmargue|
|Fortress of Les Baux|
|Joan in Roman Theater in Orange|
|Pont d'Arc in Ardeche Gorge|
|Roman Arch in Orange|