Provence is one of the most popular areas in France because it is so beautiful, and the landscape remains unscathed. Geographically it is surrounded by the River Rhone, the southern Alps and the Mediterranean and houses Europe's greatest canyon, the Gorges du Verdon. It is also home to the Cote d'Azur, one of the most affluent coastlines in the world. The countryside is infamous for its light that has drawn many painters including Van Gogh and Picasso to paint there. Paul Cezanne was also born there (in Aix).
The Elegance Provence is a masterpiece in its own right.