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#1 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Canyons; Geologic Formations; Bodies of Water

It is possible to take a trip for a day from Cannes to the Verdon Canyon and back. Driving from the Riviera and back on a day for hiking is not recommended.  The road is... more »

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Carrieres de Lumieres (Les Baux de Provence)
#2 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: In the heart of Alpilles, the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique in the... more » Owner description: In the heart of Alpilles, the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique in the world. Spectators are totally immersed in the images projected onto all the surfaces of the rock. The ground is completely covered, too, and becomes a vast carpet of images.The site has reopened its doors with the show “Gauguin - Van Gogh, painters of colour”, created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi with Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi. « less
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#3 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
Owner description: It took Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, one of the most original women on the French Riviera, seven years to build... more » Owner description: It took Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, one of the most original women on the French Riviera, seven years to build one of the most beautiful sites on the Côte d’Azur. An enlightened art enthusiast who travelled back and forth across France and Europe, Béatrice de Rothschild built up an incomparable and eclectic collection of masterpieces: priceless Sèvres and Vincennes porcelain, works by Fragonard, paintings by the masters (Boucher, Carpaccio, Tiepolo, etc.), Louis XVI furniture, and so on. « less
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Montagne Sainte Victoire (Aix-en-Provence)
#4 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Mountains
This majestic mountain was the subject of several Paul Cézanne paintings.
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Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike (St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat)
#5 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Hiking Trails
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#6 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Religious Sites
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Calanques (Cassis)
#7 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Geologic Formations
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#8 of 1,032 in Provence
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#9 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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#10 of 1,032 in Provence
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#11 of 1,032 in Provence
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Castle Hill (Nice)
#12 of 1,032 in Provence
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Lookouts; Parks

For Artists, Tourists, Kids & More! Even in December, beautiful sweeping views of the city, the Alps and the Med.  On a sunny day, take the steps up - 100+ so be prepared for... more »

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Cap Taillat (Ramatuelle)
#13 of 1,032 in Provence
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Saint-Paul de Vence (St-Paul-de-Vence)
#14 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Historic Walking Areas
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#15 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Discover, in the heart of the old village of Mougins, how the beauty of the ancient world has influenced neoclassical, modern... more » Owner description: Discover, in the heart of the old village of Mougins, how the beauty of the ancient world has influenced neoclassical, modern and contemporary art. The Museum’s large and diverse collection of antiquities includes Roman, Greek and Egyptian sculpture, vases, coins, and jewellery, and also the world’s largest private collection of ancient arms and armour. These ancient artworks are interspersed with many classically-inspired paintings, drawings, and scupltures by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dufy, Cézanne, Rodin, Dali, Andy Warhol, Marc Quinn, Anthony Gormley and Damien Hirst.NewWe will be co-hosting a temporary exhibition with the village of Mougins from the 12th April to 28th May 2012, Myths & Heros.A selection of sculptures, paintings & mosaics by Picasso, Arman, Sosno, Renoir, Rubens, Cezanne & Turchi on display in the Espace Culturelle. « less
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#16 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Scenic Drives
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#17 of 1,032 in Provence
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Museums
This museum has a large collection of works by Marc Chagall, the famous Russian-born painter and designer.
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Institut de Francais (Villefranche-sur-Mer)
#18 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Educational Sites

Anyone looking for a real immersion course for adults (when I was there in August 2007, the average age was somewhere betweeen 35 and 45), there is only one place: the Institut de... more »

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Mont Ventoux (Vaison-la-Romaine)
#19 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Biking Trails; Mountains
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#20 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Health Clubs
Owner description: First Diver, Learn scuba-diving Marseille, alone or in small group. Discover scuba-diving, diving, Marseille, open water... more » Owner description: First Diver, Learn scuba-diving Marseille, alone or in small group. Discover scuba-diving, diving, Marseille, open water diver, advanced open water , ssi, ffeesm, cmas, rstc. « less
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Notre Dame de Beauvoir (Moustiers Sainte-Marie)
#21 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Religious Sites
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Vieux Eze (Eze)
#22 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Historic Sites
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#23 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
Owner description: This historic part of Nice feels like a medieval village with narrow streets curving between old buildings with red-tile... more » Owner description: This historic part of Nice feels like a medieval village with narrow streets curving between old buildings with red-tile roofs, small restaurants and open-markets. « less
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Medieval Walled Village (Tourrettes-sur-Loup)
#24 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Neighborhoods
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#25 of 1,032 in Provence
This famous street travels along Nice's Mediterranean waterfront.
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#26 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of Orange experienced a real rebirth in 2003,... more » Owner description: Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of Orange experienced a real rebirth in 2003, transporting visitors back to Imperial Rome. The new tour and the free audioguide in seven languages tell visitors about the shows and social life in the Provencal city during Roman times. In the new projection room, the film, with computer-generated images and reconstructions of shows, retraces the history of the Roman Theatre of Orange. « less
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Promenade Le Corbusier (Roquebrune-Cap-Martin)
#27 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Iles de Lerins (Cannes)
#28 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Forests; Historic Sites; Islands
Owner description: Two islands just a boat ride from Cannes, Ste-Marguerite and St-Honorat, are covered by eucalyptus and pine forests and are... more » Owner description: Two islands just a boat ride from Cannes, Ste-Marguerite and St-Honorat, are covered by eucalyptus and pine forests and are home to Fort Royal. « less
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FitHub (Nice)
#29 of 1,032 in Provence
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Lac de Sainte-Croix (Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon)
#30 of 1,032 in Provence
Category: Bodies of Water
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