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Provence, located in the south of France, is one of France’s most beautiful provinces. It’s perhaps most famous for its striking, fragrant lavender fields which bloom in early summer. Of course you don’t have to time your visit to the lavender; the region offers plenty more to see and do. The delightful city of Aix-en-Provence is a highlight in the region, with its Cours Mirabeau, a miniature Champs-Elysees, that’s alive with restaurants and shops. Find traditional French country textiles like tablecloths at its open-air markets. Or venture across town to Aix’s Paul Cezanne Museum for some art appreciation. On the coast of Provence you’ll find the fishing village of Cassis, where you can take a boat tour of the harbor. And further west you’ll find Marseille, an important trading port throughout history and France’s oldest city. Other notable destinations include the Roman city of Arles, the city of Avignon with its famous medieval bridge, the Pont d’Avignon, and Les Baux de Provence, a fortified hilltop village. And, throughout your Provence villa vacation, you can enjoy regional produce like olives and truffles, and famous Provençal dishes such as bouillabaisse and boeuf en daube, which, like Provence, are meant to be savored.