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Walking Holidays in Provence

Vincent Van Gogh arrived in Arles in Provence, after a 16 hour train ride from Paris in February 1888. He then commenced the most productive period of painting in his life. He fell in love with the area at once: Arles, the Alpilles, blooming fields, Langlois drawbridges and abbey ruins. ‘My God!’ he exclaimed, ‘If I had only known of this country at the age of 25, instead of coming here when I was 35.’ This may express the feelings of many of us today. Such a diverse region, spanning from the alps of Haute Provence in the north, to the rolling hills of the Luberon and the seaside icons of  Nice, Cannes and Marsellie in the south, Provence has so much to offer the active traveller.