WHAT TO PHOTOGRAPH IN PROVENCE
By Team Think Orange
Provence is a region in southeastern France. It includes land from the Rhône River all the way to the border of Italy. The region has beautiful landscapes and includes mountains, massive cliffs, and a large variety of flora. The weather in Provence is wonderful, as the summers are hot, and the winters are mild and filled with sunshine.
There is quite a lot to do while visiting Provence. And most of the sights are very photogenic. That means that everyone will be vying for that perfect shot. Here are 7 places that we think you should visit when deciding what to photograph in Provence:
Promenade des Anglaise
The Village of Eze
There are only a few places around the world that still have a medieval look and feel, and the Village of Eze is one of the most authentic. This village is full of narrow passages that you can wander through. As you walk on uneven stone paths and streets, there will be numerous times when you’ll need to duck under the low archways. There are some new art galleries and cafés recently opened in the village. But there is still enough of historic qualities to ensure that you experience the true medieval times.
Vieux Nice (simply: Old Nice) is where you can see many of the historical sites in the area. The Italians have had a major influence on this beautiful neighborhood, and it is full of historic architecture. You will love visiting the Cours Saleya daily markets before continuing to shop in the numerous boutiques. The streets are busy day and night in Old Nice, and a great place to grab a drink and a bite to eat while enjoying the atmosphere.
This is a medieval Cistercian Abbey near the village of Gordes. For hundreds of years, a community of Cistercian Brothers have lived here under the Rule of Saint Benedict. They gather inside the church seven times a day to pray. Visitors are allowed to enter to see the beauty of the church, and view the dormitory, and the cloister. While the Abbey is quite stunning, it is the lavender fields that surround it that are often the highlights to those who visit.
Lavender fields are everywhere in Sault, a commune in the Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France. These breathtaking fields continue for as far as you can see. You’ll be tempted to try the local macarons, nougat, and lavender honey while you visit. One of the best times to explore this town is in the morning, when the light is softer over the lavender fields.
Monuments of Avignon
History is abundant in Avignon as you will learn when you venture from one monument to another. City Hall was constructed during the mid-1800s in the same place that a cardinal’s palace used to be located. The old fortified tower of the palace was kept in place and transformed into a belfry during the 15th century. Other significant sights include Pope’s Palace, Notre-Dame des Doms Cathedral, Hôtel des Monnaies, and the Petit Palais.
The list of places to choose when deciding what to photograph in Provence is endless. But regardless of where you go, you will come back with images packed with history and beauty. We visit the Provence region of France twice a year, every July and September. Join us on an adventure in this most beautiful region of the Mediterranean. The September 16-21, 2018 Adventure is currently on sale, until the last seat is gone!