Avignon , "Villeneuve les Avignon & Chateauneuf du Pape" / 8 hours
Avignon, city of Art and Culture and main town of the Papal City in the 14th century , Annual theater festival in July.
*The city walls from the 14th century
**The Pope’s palace, the largest fortress built in Europe from the medieval ages
***The Saint Bénézet bridge , 12th century, immortalised by the children's song "Sur le pont d'Avignon"
Next, "Villeuve les Avignon"
*Fort St Andre - This fortress was built by the kings of France in the 14th century to protect the abbey and the village of Saint-André. Visit the Twin Towers, the Tower of Masks, the Romanesque chapel ND Belvezet. From the walkway: panoramic view of Villeneuve, Avignon, the Rhone Valley.
**La Chartreuse de Villeneuve - Founded in the 14th century by the Pope Innocent VI. This monastery is one of the largest houses of the Carthusian Order in Europe with its church, its three cloisters, the chapel frescoes painted by Matteo Giovannetti, twenty four cells of monks and their gardens.
***Tour Phillipe le Bel - This imposing tower is all that remains of a fortress built in the thirteenth century by order of the King of France, Philip IV, at the entrance to Pont d'Avignon to control access.
And last, "Chateauneuf du Pape"
*The remains of the castle - In the fourteenth century, on the initiative of John XXII, the second Pope chose Chateauneuf to build his summer residences. Then they decided to plant a vineyard on the stony land surrounding their property.
Aix en Provence / 8 hours
Formally the largest center for dried almonds in Europe. Part of the production is used for cakes and for Aix candies, the most renowned of which is the "Calisson" - International Music and Opera Festival in June/July.
*Market - Every morning is a market in town.
*Cour Mirabeau - It is now one of the busiest and liveliest places in Aix en Provence, with its plane trees, fountains & cafes, the Cours Mirabeau is born with the expansion of the city ordered in the 17th century by the Archbishop Mazarin.
* St. Sauveur, a Roman Catholic cathedral. This building is built on the site of the ancient forum and, according to legend, on the foundations of an ancient temple dedicated to the god Apollon.
*Sainte Victoire mountain, immortalised by Paul Cézanne’s paintings.
*Paul Cézanne studio, a little atelier where the painter worked the last 4 years of his life.
Marseille / 8 hours
Second largest city and leading French port. City was founded by the Greeks in 600 A.D.
* The Old Port & Canebière avenue.
* The Basilica - "Notre Dame de la Garde", built in the 19th century.
* Palais Longchamps - The Palace was built from 1862 by the municipality to celebrate the arrival of water from the Durance in the city and the museum of art.
* Château d'If - A fortress and jail on an island where le Comte de Monte Cristo was prisoner according to the novel by Alexandre Dumas.
* Le Mucem - First museum dedicated to the Mediterranean civilizations
incredible architecture from Rudy Ricciotti.
* Le vallon des Auffes - A little harbor of fishermen.
* La Cité Radieuse - A residential unit of Marseille known as the radiant city. It is a residence built between 1947 and 1952 by le Corbusier.
* Les Goudes - A very typical village of fishermen houses.