Mont Ventoux – around Provence • Arles – Roman city and van Gogh’s refuge • The Camargue – salt, rice, horses, and bulls • Aix-en-Provence – city and hills, home to the painter Cézanne • Côte d’Azur – red cliffs and blue sea • St-Maximin-la-Ste-Baume – jewels of the late middle ages • Durance-Valley – exquisite nature.
This book carries the reader off on a fascinatingjourney from the ancient sites in Orange to theuniversity town of Aix-en-Provence, from the metropolisof Marseille to the spectacular Gorges du Verdon. In each chapter of this book there is an overview of thearea with a reliable street map, lots of large, colorpictures, and texts that describe the history, geography,art, culture, and lifestyle of the area. The reader seesand experiences how Romanesque culture lives on through cloisters and churches and the Provencallandscape right up to the present day. The light andcolors of the plants and wildlife blend into a uniquepanorama which inspired the special color compo-sitions of the late Impressionists Paul Cézanne andVincent van Gogh. The book is organized by regionand includes an appendix with indices of persons andtowns, rounded off with a user-friendly glossary