Provence evokes picture-postcard images of lavender fields,medieval hilltop villages,bustling markets and superb food and wine. Less expected is Provence’s incredible diversity. The Vaucluse and Luberon epitomize the Provencal cliche’.But near the mouth of the Rhone in the Camargue,craggy limestone yields to bleached salt marshes specked pink with flamingos,and the light,which so captivated Van Gogh and Cezanne,begins to change. Then,there is the serpentine Georges du Verdon, its pea-green water lorded over by half-mile-high limestone walls and craggy mountain peaks beyond. The regions’s other belle surprises are its cities: sultry Marseille and Roman Arles. Constant across the region is the food – clean, bright flavors,as simple as sweet tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fleur de sel (sea salt) from the Camargue.
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|Area (km2)||Over 930 km2 (360 mi2)|