Sights & Fun

Provence - a place to dream, a land full of magic. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions in the world. A first shy flirt will nearly always turn into a great and never ending love... There is so much to see, so many things to do. Let us just give you here our very personal selection...


Map of Provence (PACA) - Attractions and Places of Interest Saint-Maximin Sainte Baume Cotignac Tourtour Lac de Sainte Croix Plateau de Valensole Moustiers-Sainte-Marie Verdon Sainte-Victoire Aix-en-Provence Marseille Calanques Giens + Porquerolles Estagnol plage Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer Saint-Tropez Côte d'Azur Lubéron Roussillon Gordes Mont-Ventoux Avignon Baux-de-Provence Arles Camargue All friends of an untouched nature will find many beautiful places around Bras for walking and hiking, like the impressive Sainte-Baume massif just a few miles away. But our area offers many more popular activities such as fishing, mountain climbing, horse riding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, tennis, golf, cycling, biking, paragliding...

Moreover, we are situated right in the heart of the "Green Provence", so you can easily reach from here nearly all of Provence's famous attractions within just a short trip by car: mountains and beaches, shopping and canoeing - if you wish, every day may bring new experiences and adventures. On our map we have marked 25 places of interest, but that's far from being all.

If you need help or advice, we will be pleased to give you detailed information, tips and brochures.

On the bottom of this page you will find an up to date calendar of events and a list of suggestions by our tourist information office for the area of "Green Provence".

Cycling in Green Provence

Lavender fields, vineyards, charming villages and the scenic landscapes of Provence can be explored wonderfully also on a bicycle – even without bringing your own bike ! In partnership with BikeHire Direct we make it easy for you to rent the right two-wheeler directly at our guesthouse (advance reservation required).

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1 Basilica Sainte-Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume (after Jerusalem and Rome the 3rd most important place of pilgrimage for Christianity).
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2 Limestone massif of Sainte-Baume near Saint-Maximin.
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3 Cotignac - a picturesque village built at the foot of an imposing rocky cliff with ancient cave dwellings. Also called "Little Saint-Tropez of the Hinterland", there is a lovely shopping street and a colourful Provencal market.
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4 Tourtour is officially classified as one of the loveliest villages of France. Located at 635 meters altitude it offers a splendid panoramic view and is therefore also called “village in the sky".
Lac de Sainte-Croix
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5 Lake of Sainte Croix at the exit of the Verdon Gorge. It is considered as the most beautiful lake of Provence.
Plateau de Valensole
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6 Lavender fields on the Plateau of Valensole.
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7 Moustiers-Sainte-Marie - With its breathtaking scenery of the Alpes de Haute Provence, right at the exit of the Verdon Canyon, it is on the list of France's loveliest villages as well.
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8 Grand Canyon of the Verdon. Shaped in millions of years by the lagoon blue waters of the Verdon River, this spectacular limestone canyon is unique in Europe and renowned as one of its most beautiful gorges. Up to 700 m deep, it is stretching for about 25 km from Point Sublime (Alpes de Haute Provence) to the Lake of Sainte Croix (Var).
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9 Limestone massif of Sainte-Victoire near Aix-en-Provence.
Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau
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10 Aix-en-Provence - town of Paul Cézanne and the cultural centre of Provence. The right place for strolling around, shopping and exciting nightlife.
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11 Marseilles - capital of the region and 2nd largest city of France.
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12 Calanques - Scenic cliffs and creeks between the quaint fisher town of Cassis and Marseilles.
Giens + Porquerolles
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13 Porquerolles near Hyères. Situated just off the French Riviera, the island is a little corner of paradise offering pristine, raw nature at its most beautiful with dreamy beaches and scenic cliffs.
Estagnol plage
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14 Beaches near Bormes Les Mimosas (Pellegrin). The paradise is within one's grasp on the fine sand of this turquoise blue lagoon.
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15 Fascinating gardens and beaches of Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer.
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16 Saint-Tropez - still a myth and for many Provence visitors a must...
Côte d'Azur (Nice)
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17 The French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) and Nice.
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18 Mountain chain of Luberon.
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19 Roussillon in the Luberon, and its unique ochre quarries.
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20 Gordes in the Luberon - probably the most beautiful village of Provence. All houses are made of dressed stones.
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21 Mont-Ventoux, the "Giant of Provence" - with its 1912 meters her highest mountain.
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22 Avignon - city of the popes and the world-famous bridge.
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23 Les-Baux-de-Provence in the heart of the Alpilles. With its mighty fortress it is another of France's loveliest villages. From here you have a scenic view over Arles and the Camargue down to the Mediterranean Sea.
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24 Arles - capital of the Camargue with a glory Roman history.
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25 Camargue - unique nature park and home of pink flamingos and wild horses...
Green Provence & Verdon Tourist Information Office Below the current event calendar and a list of things to do provided by the Green Provence & Verdon Tourist Information Office (for the time being available in French only).

This week's event highlights

...and some ideas for exciting visits and things to do

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For any question or issues regarding our guesthouse, B&B accommodation and self-catering apartments, as well as travel, sightseeing and holidays in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, we are pleased to help you with whatever assistance you might need. As a privileged partner of the Green Provence & Verdon Tourist Office (Office du Tourisme Provence Verte & Verdon) and member of the Provence Guesthouse Associations MHP and Esprit Provence we shall be happy to provide you with useful information and advice for your trip to the South of France.