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Provence Beyond

The web's leading source for exploring Provence, France - on line since 1995.

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The Cathar castles were involved in the Anti-Cathars Albigensian Crusade (1209-1229) in the Occitaine region of Southwest France.

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A magnificent double-walled fortress, ringed with towers, and housing a Medieval City and an inner walled castle.

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Four defensive castles clustered in the hills north of Carcassonne, built in the 11th century Cathar and Albigensian period.

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An outstanding American artist who lived a tragically short time, with exhibits in Avignon and Paris.

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Large Gallo-Roman town on the Rhone, with its Arena and Theater; Van Gogh painted here; rice festival and bull fighting. Museums, hotels and restaurants.

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Aqueduct Disaster

The "Les Arcades", a 19th-century stone aqueduct, carried water from the Rhone to Nimes, on 23 Dec 2018 it came tumbling down.

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Picturesque Mediterranean port village east of Marseille; great beaches, markets, a famous white wine, and boat trips to the Calanques.

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Most Beautiful Villages

Many of the Plus Beaux Villages of France are in Provence.


Beyond's Favorite Places

We've listed here the towns, sites and back-country villages that we keep going back to.

   Beyond's Surrounding Itineraries

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France World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France - towns, aqueducts, bridges, canals and more.

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Provence Sites A-Z

Sites of Provence from A to Z, prehistoric, Roman, Medieval and recent.

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Village List A-B

Aigues-Mortes in the Camargue to Avignon, Baux-de-Provence to Bonnieux, ...

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Reorganized pages with new information, and many new photos

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The Ville Rose, with the Pont Neuf, Place du Capitole, museums, medieval buildings and casual shopping.

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14th century Popes Palace, the Pont d'Avignon and the Festival d'Avignon. Most Avignon museums are now free (from April 2018)

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Markets in Provence

Market places are the life of Provence, and we have Markets by Day and Markets by Town.

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Maps of France and Provence

Our Maps section has hundreds of area maps on towns and sites across Provence as well as detail and theme maps.

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Canal du Midi

A 400-km long canals-waterways, built in the 17th century, between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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