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Provence, France

Provence - is a geographical region and historical province in the south-east of France extending from the left bank of the Rhone River to the border with Italy on the east and the Mediterranean Sea on the south. The geographical location gives the area indisputable privilege, and when it comes to travel, Provence has it all: spectacular sceneries made of snow-covered mountains, cliff-top roads, endless lavender fields, and the Mediterranean; exquisite cuisine, local wines, rich cultural heritage, and of course, laid-back atmosphere. Did you know that Provence has its own language - Provençal which is the dialect of Occitan? Although at this point it is not widely spoken, Provençal is still taught at local schools and universities, as well as it appears on some street signs. 

If you are a nature lover, you should definitely stop by so-called Europe's Grand Canyon - the Verdon Gorges, that offers great outdoor opportunities for both those who enjoy the active vacation and those who prefer to simply relax by the lake, which is also there. Luberon is another area in Provence that offers both great views and the historical value represented by its traditional villages. 

For those who enjoy culture travels, we would definitely recommend visiting Avignon, which for almost a century was the center of the papacy and which is also one of the major cities in the area thus offering great transport connections. Besides, there are quite a few sights in Avignon included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. If you travel to France in July, consider visiting one of the biggest and oldest art festivals in Europe - the Festival d'Avignon.

It is commonly known that France is one of the world's best gastronomic destinations, while Provence is at all a foody's paradise! Visit some of the local markets, try traditional ratatouille (which actually originated in Provence), or cod with home-made aioli sauce, and you won't want to ever leave this place! Don't forget to pair your meal with a bottle of local rosé so typical for the area.

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