Things you might not know about Provence
The best way to discover the region is to hire a car and take your time weaving up and down hills or along the coast with the freedom to stop and take in the sights at your own pace.
Provence got its names from the Romans, who were among the first populations to revel in its beauty. The remains of Roman heritage are evident throughout the region with roads, arenas and aqueducts.
The Route Napoleon is the route taken by the French Emperor and his army in 1815 when he escaped from exile. It stretches from the coast up to Grenoble with markings and monuments along the way. Even now it makes for a great scenic road trip.