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Avignon, City of the Popes

While the popes have long made their home in the Vatican that has not always been the case. From 1309 to 1423, following a schism between the French crown and papacy, a series of popes and illegitimate popes made their home in Avignon. Today Avignon is one of Provence’s biggest draws, with its mix of..

The Art of Experiencing Provence

If visiting Provence makes you feel like you have stepped into a painting, it’s because this magical French region has yielded so much great art. It has inspired many Impressionists and 20th century artists, including Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, who described its amazing light as “soft and tender, despite its brilliance.” In Aix-en-Provence you..