Provence is a region in the south-eastern Mediterranean France described as ‘a hilly oblong bounded on the south by the Riviera coast,’ (Hugh Johnson & Hubrecht Duijker: 1987, p.19). See also Provence–Alpes–Côte d’Azur. Provence borders Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, and is known for its diverse landscapes, from the Southern Alps and Camargue plains to rolling vineyards, olive groves, pine forests and lavender fields. To the south is the Côte d’Azur (or French Riviera), where the elegant city of Nice and glamorous resort towns such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes line the coast.
Sub-regions: Bandol AOC. | Bellet AOC. | Cassis AOC. | Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence AOC. | Coteaux Varois AOC. | Côtes de Provence AOC. | Côtes de Provence AOC Fréjus, Côtes de Provence AOC La Londe, and Côtes de Provence AOC Pierrefeu. | Les Baux-de-Provence AOC. | Lubéron. | Maures IGP. | Palette AOC. | Pierrevert AOC. | Provence Rosé AOC.