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First holiday in Provence remains in memory as a magical time for all. Cypresses shadow roads, sometimes sprinkled with flower of Oleander bushes and plains covered with lavender or sunflowers. Smell of wild thyme, see everywhere idyllic cottages with red roofs and is so quiet, you could hear the songs of crickets. Above you, the sky is azure color, after passing the famous mistral, the cold wind coming from the Rhine Valley. In no other region of France you will not feel like in Provence, where time seems to state the place: today you can see the same landscapes that have inspired Post-Impressionist painters.
Here, even to dream with open eyes, no time to waste not a fault, but a way of spending a pleasant day holiday, which also are served breakfast in one of the delightful cafes, a walk on the streets gravel and a three-hour lunch, followed by a nap in the shade of old olive trees. Of course, I forgot to drink 'pastis', made of anise, and playing ball on the ground called 'boules'. In Provence to find the best olive oil best rabbit, but also the cheapest holiday homes with pool and vineyard. Since he arrived at St.. Rémy Princess Caroline of Monaco, Provence Cote became the new Azur.De in Pont du Gard (where he was a famous Roman aqueduct, 47 meters high and 270 feet long, part of a system of nearly 45 km, which Nimes-roll time was supplied with water) at Arles and Nimes are found some of the oldest and best preserved Roman ruins. You could see the abbey and Montmajour Senanque, feudal castles of Tarascon and BEAUCAIRE, Papal Palace in Avignon. and all land, vineyards and charming towns.
Since the Middle Ages, 'The route from Lavender' (lavender road) make big money and delightful fragrance of this area, connecting 2,000 growers in Drome, Vaucluse Plateau and the Alps of Provence. The fields are beautiful near Mont Ventoux, and VALENSOLE Forcalquier. Famous companies such as Body Shop, Occitaine and Dior, buy directly from here lavender for their products. The main towns in Provence (region of southern France) are Lyon, Saint Etienne, Grenoble, Aix en Provence, Marseille, Avignon, Nimes, Montpellier, Toulouse. One of the most charming cities in Provence Cassis is the little port, where vineyards are bordered by limestone hills above the rocky bays. Equally attractive is the Jura, the magnificent Chateau Chalon.
By Maria Morari
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