davidwelsh... Culture of Provence
Provence is a region of outstanding cultural interest, wherever you go you will experience a feast of art,
gastronomy, fashion, craft, music, ancient history and museums.

Provence is a land of sunshine and hospitality, with a rather simple  laid back approach to life.

This can be perceived as good or bad depending upon which way you look at it.

But after having been there even a short while, one begins to lose the stress and pressure that life can bring,

and you too would soon slip into this carefree lifestyle.

  It is interesting that Provence is older than France itself,

initially being a separate Roman Province with it’s own very strong accented dialect.

Wherever you go you will experience this relaxed attitude to life, from the appreciation of a glass of wine, to a gastronomic feast, using local produce along with fine fragrances created from herbs of the hillsides.

Art plays a major roll in most peoples lives with an abundance of art galleries and museums. Fashion is casual but smart, and even the visiting public insist on making purchases of modern Provençal style living to take home.

There is classical music, jazz, ballet, dancing in the street, street singers, and opera ... something for everyone.

What better than sitting in the sunshine at your local café  with the aroma of good coffee, a croissant or glass of wine, reading the local  paper or listening to the buzz of conversation . Sit back and relax - you are in Provence !!