Day Trips in France - Provence
The region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in southern France sits on the border with Italy and the Mediterranean coast (departments Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse).
Ganagobie Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Ganagobie) is Benedictine monastery sitting on a hill above the Durance valley. This hilltop has been occupied since prehistoric times (Bronze Age, 2000BC). You can visit the small Romanesque church, ... > Read more
Sénanque Abbey (Abbaye de Sénanque) is a Cistercian abbey founded in 1148 near Gordes in the Luberon. The setting is beautiful with fields of lavender surrounding the historic buildings. This is one of the "Three Sisters of Provence", t... > Read more
Silvacane Abbey (Abbaye Silvacane) is a Cistercian abbey founded in 1144 on the banks of the River Durance. This is one of the "Three Sisters of Provence", three Cistercian abbeys near Aix-en-Provence (Silvacane Abbey, Sénanque Abbey and... > Read more
The Arles Amphitheater (Les Arènes d'Arles) was built in 90 AD. It is 136 meters (446 ft) long and 109 meters (358 ft) wide and seats up to 30,000 people. Originally three tiers of arches, only two remain, each with 60 arches. It is stil... > Read more
The Barbegal Aqueduct and Mill (Aqueduc de Barbegal) are the remains of a Roman mill and part of the aqueduct that ran from the Alpilles to Arles. In Roman times 16 water wheels powered the mill. This is not a well marked and popular tour... > Read more
The town of Fréjus sits on the western edge of the Estérel Mountains, on the Mediterranean coast. During ancient Roman times Fréjus was an important port town called Forum Julii and situated at the crossroads of Via Augusta and Via Domitia. The... > Read more
Glanum (Site Archéologique de Glanum) was a Roman town built at the foot of the Alpilles mountains south of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. It is a large site with remains of baths, public forum, temples, houses and a sacred spring. A beautiful... > Read more
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