It is one of the most popular tourist areas in the country. The very name of Provence evokes cicadas and lavender, sun and happiness. Part of the PACA region - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur -, Provence covers the departments of Bouches-du-Rhône, Var, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Vaucluse and Alpes-Maritimes, all of which are destinations that sing of the South. If it is a strong and coherent tourist entity, Provence is nevertheless home to regions with very different reliefs and landscapes. There is a hilly Provence, in the centre, with nuggets such as the Sainte Victoire mountain, the coasts with their creeks, in the south, around Marseille, the arid plains with the bulls and horses of the Camargue and the sheep of la Crau, along the Rhône and its wild delta. And a whole string of natural jewels: the Vernon gorges, the Alpilles, the Maures, the Esterel, the Grande Beaume, the Luberon massif, etc. FromAvignon with its theatre festival to Marseille with its bouillabaisse and its Canebière, fromArles and its Rencontres to Grasse and its perfumes, from Nice to Cannes, from Toulon to Antibes, prestigious places invite you to feast, enjoy a café terrace and a gourmet table. This is the Provence of Cézanne and Giono, of Pagnol and Daudet. Your Petit Futé guide will help you make the most of the art of living in Provence.