Provence, France 2001

Provence is a landscape in the southeast of France. It lies on the Mediterranean between the Rhone Valley and Italy. One often distinguishes between the low-population but also the scenic Haute-Provence and the low population of Lower Provence (Basse-Provence), which means the southern Rhône Valley to Valence, the Camargue and sometimes the cities of the Côte d’Azur,

At heights of more than 300 m are the famous lavender fields, whose production serves as the basis for the perfume production. Its center is the town of Grasse in the Maritime Alps.

Provence is rich in natural and human-made monuments.