The Mirabeau bridge is a monument that holds a place of importance in the region and in the French culture in general. Indeed, it served as a décor for Jean de Florette and Manon des sources’ films, directed by Claude Berri. The present bridge was built in 1987 and it spans the Durance, but it is still possible to admired the remnants of this bridge as well as its pier.
The village and the cows’ enclosures which seem to be abandon in the middle of nowhere is worth visiting during a trip in the Lubéron region. It is interesting to see those stone huts which served as seasonal housing to the shepherds and their animals. For a long time now, the village is inhabited due to its habitants who headed to the town.
But other villages even more incredible in Nice, are worthy to be discovered such as, Eze, Peille and Peillon, l’Escarène, so many villages which seem to spill directly into the ocean. The decision to hide up in the mountains to escape from different invasions is what history did to these smart villages.
During visits, the different culinary specialities will make the greediest salivate. Besides, lodging in a mountainous provincial cottage in Côte d’Azur enables to taste typical meals of the region such as, anchovies, braised beef, anchoiade, ewes milk, estocaficada, stuff from Nice and many other tasty recipes.
Among the most interesting monuments, we have the Auguste trophee in Turbi. Raised in the first century before Jesus Christ, to celebrate the victory of the Roman Emperor Auguste, who conquered the people of the Alps,this building overhang all the French Riviera of Estérel to the Italian coast. Visitors have the opportunity to admire engravings, models, castings and also a breathtaking view. Saorge Monastery, Franciscans’s former convents founded in 1633. The reformed church has a Baroque style and managed to keep its design since the XVII century. The decoration is one of the marvellous things one can admire: frescos, sundials, stations of the cross’ painted on canvas of the Maritime Alps. Everything to return some centuries before in one trip.
The cloister of Fréjus Cathedral is an authentic baptistery of the 5th century. Attached to the Cathedral, it forms with the former episcopal palace and the medieval buildings, a set which decorates Jules Caesar’s former city founded 49 century before Jesus Christ.. Covered with lumber coffered painted with imaginary bestiaries, the galleries of the cloister give a unique representation in this region. The Abbey of the Thoronet, wonderfully situated in a wooded environment, is known for its “wild stone”. This is the ideal place to admire one of the most exceptional Cistercian architecture. Built at the end of the XII century, this monument is part of the”three Provençal sisters” with the abbeys of Silvacane and Sénanque.
… is to discover friendly people, a singing southern accent and a unique conviviality. Each house, each cottage owns its past, its family history but have one thing in common, the love for its Provençal lands.
Also discover the delicious cuisine mainly made up of vegetables and olive oil, rediscover the authentic taste in the dishes of our grandmothers, sunny dishes with blazing colours. Artisans are precious and important to inhabitants of Provence because they give back life to ruined buildings and make extremely beautiful jewellery. The magic of wild places and the authenticity of the adjoining villages are in perfect harmony with the eternal nature. Here, no constructions, no buildings, it is authenticity and conservatism which precede.
The steeples, old cafés in villages, painters and writers are precious witnesses of the passing time. Aix-en-Provence is like an open book, one will have to go for the discovery of the hidden sets, its enchanting architecture and walk in the footsteps of Cezanne by pushing the door of his Studio.
Since 1947, date of creation of the Avignon festival by Jean Vilar, the Papal city is been transformed in the capital of drama during two weeks. The most legendary and most unusual places of this city include, the prestigious Papal Palace Court of honour which host multiple theatrical and performing arts thereby making this festival one of the most important in the world both in number and the efficient presence of artists. The 2016 edition of the Avignon festival, the 70th, will be held from 6 to July 24. 7 uses this opportunity to welcome you to fully enjoy the largest theatre stage of France. During the two days of artistic delight you will find at the Mas calm and comfort of a high quality and perfectly located accommodation. The rental Avignon cottage is the ideal solution for people who wish to live, rested mind, this exceptional experience. It is fully available.