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Provence region information

Geography of Provence :

Provence wines are produced on the border of the Mediterranean sea, from La Ciotat to Saint Raphael, and from Sanary towards Carnoules and around the Var valley towards Nice.

The main cities of the region are on the border of the sea in what is called Côte d'Azur or French riviera: basically between Marseille and Nice.

The weather is hot in the summer and very cool in the winter, although winter can be cold when you go further away from the sea.

Provence Region Information :

Location: Covering Côte d'Azur, from Aix en Provence and the Rhône valley to Nice and the Alps mountains
Size: 31,400 km2 (size of the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region)
Covering 5 departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var, Vaucluse
Weather: Mediterranean (mild winter and hot summer)
Population: 4,500,000 (population of Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur)
Main Cities:

Marseille (830,000 - including county 1,400,000)
Nice (350,000)
Toulon (165,000)
Aix en Provence (135,000)
Cannes (70,000)

Places of Interest: Provence (lavender, olive tree and vine)
Côte d'Azur
(French Riviera: Nice, Cannes, Antibes)
Marseille (old port, basilica, nice tiny beaches and ports to find)
National Parks (Lubéron, Port Cros, Mercantour)
Cassis (calanques:something between a fjord and a cliff)

Read more about Provence wines with :
- A Farmhouse in Provence: An American Finds Old Stones, New Wine and Love Among the French

Provence pages :
Wines in Provence - Provence wine information - Provence region information - Provence map - Provence wine making - Provencal wine and food - Buy Provence wines - Provence main page

Wines in Provence :
Côtes de Provence
- Bandol - Bellet - Wines from Provence

Other wine regions :
Alsace - Bordeaux - Burgundy - Champagne - Corsica - Côtes du Rhône - Languedoc Roussillon - Loire Valley - South West



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