Provence - Cote d'Azur: topics
Provence is one of the most charming cantons of France; it is full of contrasts and splendor. Its scenery, architecture, even the way of life amazes with diversity and versatility. The region will appeal to those interested in architecture and history, as there are numerous historical monuments of the Roman Empire in Provence.
Close to the town of Arles there is one of the most striking architectural structures of past centuries, the Roman amphitheater. The forum, the necropolis and ruins of the ancient theater can be found next to it. Orange would be interesting from the historical point of view; during tour to Avignon, you could see the beautiful Palace of the Popes. This scenic building was built in the 14th century; it is considered one of the largest Gothic monuments in the world. Marseille also has several landmarks that deserve attention. The famous Abbey of St. Victor is situated there; it was built more than a thousand years ago.
Nice amazes tourists with a variety of cultural venues, including theaters, museums and galleries. Vacationers should visit the Matisse Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Marc Chagall Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, each of which represents a unique collection of exhibits. All landmarks of the Cote d'Azur are very close to each other, so visitors mayn’t hurry to explore all the sights.