Provence is a region of south eastern France on the Mediterranean adjacent to Italy. It is one of the most popular holiday regions in the south of France. The region covers a large area from the Mediterranean Sea up to the French Alps. The Provence includes the French Riviera and is famous for its sunny weather, colourful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language (Provençal).
There are many beautiful cities in Provence to explore. These include Nice, Marseille, Cannes, Toulon, Aix-en-Provence and more.
Things to see and do
* French Riviera
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 47.95 km²
Population – 483,300 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – There are ports located at most cities of Provence on the Mediterranean Sea.
Travel Links – Train connections from Lyon and Paris are excellent. The TGV fast train gets you there in about three hours. Typical gateway cities include Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, and Valence. From these cities, one can easily explore the beautiful region. On Saturdays in the summer season, a Eurostar service operates to Avignon direct from London.