Paris does not have the patent on art and culture in France. The lifestyle in Provence offers something for everyone and every interest. The region has thousands of years of history including many well-preserved traces of Greek and Roman civilisations. Hilltop fortified villages, and perched stone ruins remain from a turbulent Medieval and religious past. The Provencal light continues to attract artists and photographers (and now Instagrammers). Provence’s authenticity inspires writers to capture beautiful landscapes and the local characters in their tales. Designers mirror the easy, relaxed living in the South of France in decor and fashion style. Create a bit of Provencal lifestyle at home with shopping and gift ideas. Enjoy our Art & Culture articles from this beautiful region.