The attractiveness of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region makes it one of the world’s leading tourist destinations but also the second largest European region for tourism capacity.
The region covers a large area from the Mediterranean Sea up to the French Alps. Its identity as a geographical region is a hold over from the days of the Roman Empire. Its western border is the Rhône River and its eastern border is Italy. The Provence includes the French Riviera and is famous for its sunny weather, colorful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language (Provencal).
Its main attractions include the city of Avignon and the wide variety of villages which can be easily explored by car or bicycle on the network country roads and highways. Van Gogh spent a respectable amount of time in Arles painting the countryside.