Luxury in Provence ARCHIVED: Poetically picturesque
• Picturesque seaside with beautiful beaches
• Extraordinarily beautiful countryside
• Cultivated lands: vineyards, olive groves, lavender fields
• Snowy-capped Alps
• Ancient history
• Laid-back lifestyle
Provence is both picturesque villages in the hills that link the sea to the Alps, and busy metropolises with international airports like Nice and Marseille. Provence is grey-green olive groves and purple lavender fields, the colourful scenery that charmed Cezanne, Van Gogh and Chagall, and the famous vineyards of Côtes du Rhône, Côtes de Provence and Bandol. Provence is a relaxed lifestyle and never-ending delicious meals. On the Alpes d'Azur sunny winter skiing can be enjoyed in crisp pure air. In the summer months musicians from all over the world come to Provence to play from festival to festival. Here one can find 900km of beaches, inlets and marinas, 27,000km of snowy peaks, forests and pine groves all awash in golden sunlight.