Lavender – lots of lavender.  Medieval towns perched on hilltops, dramatic coastline, village markets, amazing food, lovely people – all this and much more awaits the visitor to the southern France region of Provence.

A region as large and varied as Provence cannot be captured in a few minutes or a few pictures.  But maybe this photo essay will pique your interest just enough to make you add this beautiful part of the world to your bucket list.  It’s definitely worth seeing for yourself!

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Early morning below the town of Banon

Dawn along River Rhone with Pont St. Benezet and the town Avignon

Lone tree in field of lavender

Field of sunflowers near the town Arles

Ancient hilltop town of Les Baux viewed through an opening in a nearby cave

Fields of lavender and barley along the Valensole Plateau

Lavender for sale in the town of Sault

Fresh olives for sale at the market in Saint Remy de-Provence

Colorful sailboats in the tiny harbor of Cassis

Colorful window shutters in the village Roussillon

The ubiquitous honey bee in lavender

Purple lavender field leading to Abbeye de Senanque near Gordes

Tree-lined roadway near Saint Remy de-Provence

Lone tree stands guard over lavender field near Valensole

Pigeons playing in the fountain at Place d'Albertas in Aix en-Provence

Windmill home overlooking a vineyard near Gordes

Twilight over Eze with St. Jean Cap Ferrat beyond, along the Cote d'Azur near Nice

Overlooking the medieval town of Gordes

Sailboats moored in one of the Calanques near Cassis

Fountain and public courtyard in Saint Paul de-Vence

Apricots at the market in Saint Remy de-Provence

Olive tree at Pont du Gard - technically in Languedoc, but close to Provence

Front of Hotel de Ville in Rousillon

Lavender leading to Abbeye de Senanque near Gordes

Flowers for sale at the market in l'Isle sur la Sorgue

Setting sun glows on Pont St. Benezet and the town of Avignon across River Rhone

Stone gate in the medieval town of Lacoste with Mont Ventoux beyond

The sun sets over a field of lavender at the end of another gorgeous day along the Valensole Plateau.