France: Provence By Steven Garcia, Joel Anderson, 2022
- France: Provence
Provence, a region in southeastern France bordering Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, is known for its diverse landscapes, from the Southern Alps and Camargue plains to rolling vineyards, olive groves, pine forests and lavender fields. To the south is the Côte d'Azur (or French Riviera), where the elegant city of Nice and glamorous resort towns such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes line the coast. The Luberon Valley is the locals’ favourite, with its hilltop villages and beautiful scenery. The Luberon Valley is known for whimsical streets and picturesque villages, and lavender fields. Tucked between vineyards and olive groves, you’ll find plenty of lavender fields. The Senanque Abbey is a unique backdrop to rows of purple lavender. It is the midway point between Gordes, Lacoste and Bonnieux; the petite village of Rustrel; and Chateaux du Bois. The fields in this area are more fragrant, thanks to its higher elevation compared to most other Provence lavender fields. You can order this classic design as a framed print, mini canvas, framed postcard, metal sign, or as a set of notecards or postcards. To learn more about Paris, check out the France Tourism Bureau.