Provence, France is known for its stunning landscapes, expansive vineyards, lavender fields, and azure waters. Our recent visit there was a dream come true—it surpassed all expectations.

We've created the ultimate guide to Provence to make your itinerary planning easier, highlighting all the must-visit spots!

1. Palais des Papes

If you're visiting Avignon, don't miss the Palais des Papes. We stayed near this impressive medieval Gothic building, which is one of Europe's most significant.

Helpful Tip: Parking in Avignon can be tricky, so go straight to the Palais des Papes parking structure just outside the city walls. It's affordable and convenient.

It gets hot in the summer, and the parking structure lacks ventilation. Remember to bring your parking ticket with you; many hotels can validate it for you.

Whether you're into grand architecture or history, take a tour of the palace—it's the largest Gothic fortress in the world. Tickets start at €16.50, and there are various tour options available.

2. Pont Du Gard Aqueduct

It's a 30-minute drive from Avignon. Built in the 1st century AD, the Pont du Gard is one of the best-preserved Roman structures in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Bring a swimsuit and grab some groceries for a picnic dinner, then head to the Pont Du Gard aqueduct for sunset. It’s France's most visited ancient monument, and entry costs €8.50 per adult, including parking.

Walk across the 48-meter-high bridge and find a spot for your picnic. Enjoy juice and a swim while watching the sunset over Avignon—it's a truly unique experience.

3. Lavender Fields

Provence is famous for its lavender and sunflower fields. Depending on when you visit, you can see them in bloom.

The best time to visit is June or July. If your trip is planned after these months, you might need to adjust your plans since the lavender is usually gone by August.

Lykkers, have you visited any of these iconic spots? What did you enjoy most, or what are you looking forward to the most? I'd love to hear about your experiences and tips! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. Happy travels!