Dreamlike Provence is that beautiful region of yellow-gold sunshine, purple lavender and yellow sunflower fields, silver-sage olive groves, and a wild countryside filled with Mediterranean vegetation. The Provençal landscape stretches from the Mediterranean to the snow-capped Alps. Cultural pursuits here include exploring Roman ruins, medieval villages, ducal palaces, farmland, and ritzy seaside indulgences. Artists, reclusive spirits, and the glitterati have all made their homes here. A particularly varied landscape dominated by a warm and dry sunny climate gives Provence its unique wines.
The area is so accessible by sea that the first vineyards were planted 26 centuries ago by the Greeks when they founded Marseilles.