L’Isle sur la Sorgue: the “Venice” of Provence known for its numerous canals and 300 antic dealers
Avignon: the Popes’ Palace and the Saint Bénezet Bridge
Gordes: the village and the Abbey of Sénanque
Orange: the Antic Theatre and the Triumphal Arch
Venasque: the medieval baptistery and the old town
Vaison la Romaine: the roman ruins and the old town
Carpentras: the oldest French synagogue
Pernes les Fontaines: the 40 fountains
Aix en Provence: “Cours Mirabeau” and the old town
Uzès: the Pont du Gard and the old town
Arles: the amphitheatre and the old town
Les Baux de Provence: the “Cathédrale d’Images” – sound and light shows in spectacular former quarries. www.cathedrale-images.com
Nîmes: the amphitheatre and the arena
L’Isle sur la Sorgue
René Char’s House: recently renovated, the Campredon hotel welcomes the native of the region (temporary exhibition) www.maison-renechar.fr
The Petit Palais museum: exceptional collection of Italian and Provençal paintings (late 13th – early. 14th century) and collection of Romanic and Gothic sculptures by local artists www.petit-palais.org
The Calvet museum: in a splendid 18th century town house. Fine art, painting and sculpture collections (15th – 20th century) www.musee-calvet.org
The Angladon Museum: old town house in Avignon’s historical centre: masterpieces of the 19th and 20th century and 18th century living rooms, signed furniture, works of art, paintings and drawings www.angladon.com
Pernes les Fontaines
The museum of the “Comtadin” costume: in an ancient shop of the 19th century, exhibition featuring ancient “Comtadin” costumes and textile traditions.
Maison Fléchier: recreation of Pernes les Fontaines’ last “santonnier’s” workshop, local traditions, Christmas in Provence.
Fontaine de Vaucluse
The Speleology museum: in a recreated life-size scenery, presentation of research and explorations of the source “Fontaine de Vaucluse” and other speleological sites.
Pétrarque Library museum
Ochre and pigment conservatorium: former ochre factory created in 1871 www.okhra.com
Coustellet The Lavender museum: www.museedelalavande.com
Duplessis museum: collection of local fine art and works of art by artists of the “Comtat Venaissin”
The Pharmacy Museum: in its original state since the 18th century with its jars of Italian, Montpellier and Moustier earthenware.
The Provençal nativity museum: one of the nicest “santon” (figure in the Christmas crib) collections of the Luberon and the Alpilles.
Pol Mara museum: 200 works to discover in the castle featuring the biggest Renaissance chimney of Europe.