Provence Sightseeing: Hiking, Biking, History, and the Culinary Vacation
A Provence Sightseeing Vacation in the South of France could include Hiking, Biking, History, and the Culinary Vacation.
Provence includes the Historic towns of Arles and Avignon, Marseilles and Aix and makes a great hiking and biking vacation.
The back country roads in the Alpilles of Provence in the south of France connect the villages that are usually not more than ten miles distant from one another. Few cars use these roads in May and June or in September October and they make a great place for biking and hiking.
Lavender Museum, Provence: In June some magic happens in the fields of northern Provence. Rows of spiky green start to turn purple and by the third week in June, the valleys have turned to mats of parallel rows of purple, ripening lavender.....
Eygalieres History, Article
In Eygalieres you can find the remains of an aqueduct that the Romans built to bring water from the northeast of Eygalieres to join with springs in Maussane on their way to turn mill stones at Barbegal near Arles.
From Arles the Romans built a canal beside the Rhone where they could ship the abundant produce of Provence to their empire.
The 12 th century chapel on the road to Orgon not far from the center of the village of Eygalieres was dedicated in 1222 to Saint Sixte II, a Pope of the early Christian church who was martyred by the Romans in 258 AD.
Another church at the top of the hill in Eygalieres commemorates St Sixte II's successor, St Laurent, also executed by the Romans three days after the death of St Sixte.........
Province's olives are harvested in September and come to mills for the pressing out of the oil.
The mill in the center of the town of Mouries has a museum set up where they display the equipment olive oil.
You can visit and take a jug in with you for refilling from a bulk dispenser or you can buy their bottled oil.
Below the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence olive groves line the roads and hiking trails
Re-enactments of medieval times make this village a good visit
Roman ruins near Arles
Market Day St. Remy
Provence Vacation Rental
Provence Hotels, Lodging
Provence Hiking, Biking
International flights serve Paris, Marseilles, Local flights reach Nimes and Avignon.
TGV Fast trains serve Avignon, Aix, Nimes, and Marseilles from Paris. Local trains serve Arles
Rental cars are available at CDG and at the TGV Stations in Paris, Avignon, Marseilles, and Nimes. Available also in Arles.