About the location
Provence is a large area of France with a storied past, bustling seaside cities, and small mountain villages. Read our guide below to discover the best places to snap a picture when visiting Provence, France.
The countryside and small villages of Provence are where photographers can capture some unique scenes. Travel bloggers fly in from across the world to see the lavender fields in full bloom.
The perfect rows of purple lavender reaching as far as the horizon are the best places for a photo around sunset. There are dozens of fields, but some particularly beautiful ones are Plateau de Valensole and Montbrun-les-Bains.
The Abbaye de Sénanque is a 12-century monastery surrounded by lavender fields. Near Saignon you find not only beautiful lavender but also sunflower fields. Gordes is a beautiful nearby village, with pretty stone houses climbing up the hillside.
Roussillon is a one-of-a-kind ochre-colored village perched on a hillside. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is one of the prettiest villages in France. Part of a national park, the village’s pastel colors and limestone glow with a diffused pink at twilight.
The landscape photography in the countryside is out-of-this-world in Provence. Gorges Du Verdon (Verdon Gorge) is one of the most stunning river canyons in Europe. Le Colorado de Provence is a hiking area with beautiful desert scenery.