Hotels in Provence (region)
How to Find the Best Provence Hotels with Venere
Provence is a historic region in the south of France and shares a border with Italy. What would eventually become Provence began as Provincia Romana, the first Roman province established beyond the Alps. Eventually it would become its own Petty Kingdom ruled from Aix-en-Provence until it became part of the Kingdom of France in the 15th century. Some of the most popular destinations in Provence include the cities of Cannes, Nice, Versailles, and Avignon. Today the region is a cultural icon within the south of France, and offers something for everyone. Finding and booking your ideal Provence hotel can be a difficult task, particularly when there are hundreds of hotels across several cities to choose from. With the help of Venere it is easy finding the hotel suited to your needs with the aid of our helpful interactive map. hotel photo galleries, and thousands of user-submitted reviews.
What's Provence Like?
Whether you have come to experience the local culture or enjoy some of the more modern attractions, there is plenty to see and do in Provence. The city of Nice, with its Riveria vibes and stylish boutiques, is a shopping and sightseeing paradise. Outdoor markets such as Cours Saleya and Marche aux Fleurs, as well as the Nice Etoile shopping mall, offer a selection of fashion brands, local cuisine, and specialty stores to indulge in. The city of Cannes, with its film festivals and extravagant attractions, is a cultural beacon. The Cannes Film Festival is of course the highlight of the year, showcasing works of filmography from around the world. For museums and art galleries, you can choose from the Musée de la Castre (Museum of Castre) with its artifacts and exhibits from around the world, or the Musée de la Mer, which features the prison cell of "the man in the iron mask".
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Provence
The region of Provence experiences a Mediterranean climate which results in hot, dry summers and mild winters. From June to August, the summer temperatures reach an average of around 80° Fahrenheit, which can sometimes exceed 100° Fahrenheit during heatwaves. Although many of the vendors and store staff in the city centers speak English, it is always best to memorize a few simple phrases or carry around a pocket French reference book. The region has an extensive railway network connecting the towns and cities, allowing you to easily travel between some of the most popular destinations, however if you want to reach some of the smaller towns or out of the way attractions, a car rental is a must as public transport can be irregular.