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ST MARTIN DE CASTILLON
Built on the Domitian Way the oldest road built in Gaul (127 BC) that links the Pyrenees to the Alps St Martin stands 800m above the upper Calavon valley between the Luberon ridge and Monts de Vaucluse.
Capital of the Languedoc, its historical centre has a wealth of architectural styles. The 19th century theater dominates one side of the Place de la Comédie.
The capital of the Luberon mountain range, Apt is home to one of the largest production of crystallised fruits in the world.
In the Place des Terreaux lined with cafes and other notable buildings, including City Hall, the Fine Arts Museum and the Opera House, you’ll find this magnificent fountain sculpted by Bartholdi, the same man who sculpted the Statue of Liberty.
Visit Les Deux Garçons, a brasserie that has been part of Aix's artistic and cultural heritage since 1792. You may well sit in the same spot as Paul Cézanne or Emile Zola.
PONT DU GARD
A technical and artistic masterpiece, the Pont du Gard was built, between 40 and 60 AD, from 21,000m3 of stone as part of the project to bring water to Nîmes.
Window shutters painted Provençal blue and a 2CV; first released in 1948 it remains the very embodiment of the name Citroën.
ST REMY DE PROVENCE
Set at the foot of the Alpilles mountains, St Remy has a unique quality of light that inspired some of Vincent Van Gogh's most beautiful paintings.
Aix is known as "the city of a thousand fountains" and here at the centre of the city lies La Fontaine de la Rotonde. The three female figures that surmount the fountain symbolise Justice, Agriculture and Fine Arts.
Founded by the Greeks in the 6th century BC, with a Roman colony established here by Julius Caesar in 46BC, Arles is home to numerous ancient Roman sites and Romanesque churches.
L’ISLE SUR LA SORGUE
Built on the islands of five branches of the Sorgue River, the "island city" lies at the foot of the Vaucluse plateau and is known as the Venice of the Comtat Venaissin.
Give yourself plenty of time to wind your way along the stunning coastline.