The Provence: Land of Sun and Pleasure
This souvenir from France presents a kind of story or setting of a story that it seems to tell about the pleasures provided by the landscape, the food, the art, and the people in the Provence. Perhaps, it can be said that the region has one of the best climates in the world. If you think of a combination of sunshine, almost no snow, not too cold winters and the generous Mistral wind blowing in Winter from Ehon Valley.
It is a dry region if we consider that it only rains a little more than 50 days a year. Snow is not a big deal, when it does snow, and that happens an average of three days a year. Temperatures never hit minus zero in Winters, and Summers, though hot, are not beyond 30 grades centigrades, what makes them highly enjoyable. Many residents look forward to the Mistral blowing as it brings the certainty that things can be more complicated and intriguing than the tranquility that sunshine provides.
The Provence in Details
The Provence is not an homogeneous territory and it can be divided into sections, each presenting its own uniqueness. There is the Rhone and its surrounding area. This river is one of France's largest and is was for centuries one of the country's main mean of communcation and transportation of goods. Other rivers, for example, Durance River and Var River, create alternative environments. Other well known site is Gorge du Verdon where visitors can enjoy impressive views of the limestone canyon. The peninsula of Saint Tropez is one the most popular spots, it lays by the Mountains of the Moors and it has become one of the most seeked resorts in the region by international visitors. This is great travel souvenir to take back home.