Visit of the Popes’ Palace in Avignon © O’Brien

Culture and heritage in Provence

from Roman times to the present day

The architectural heritage in Provence has been left by several civilizations over a long and rich past. The strong Roman presence, the Middle Ages and the Papal court, the Renaissance and the classical period have all added to the rich architectural heritage in Vaucluse. Man has built and fashioned the landscape in Provence for many different reasons – for spiritual life, whether Christian, Protestant or Jewish, for farming activity and rural development, and the harmonious co-existence of man and nature.

Today, these past riches provide visitors with countless delights and discoveries, during hikes, outings and visits.