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Provence By Raquel Mendoza Provence has been called a bridge between the past and the present where yesterday blends with today This beautiful place lies in the southern part of France and is bordered on the east by Italy on the south by the Mediterranean Sea and on the west by the Rhone River The area abounds with flower fields vineyards orchards and olive and mulberry groves Along the seacoast is the French Rivera and the Ports of Marseille and Toulon Provence has its own language and its own customs The region originally formed part of a Roman province called Provincia Romana built in the 120 BC It was passed into the possession of several ancient Germanic peoples the Visigoths the Ostrogoths and the Frankish kings In 879 AD the area was incorporated into the kingdom of Provence sometimes call Cisjurane Burgundy and in the 10th century into the e kingdom of Arles After being ruled by the house of Anjou from about 1245 to 1482 the region came into the possession of King Louis XI of France and in 14856 it was annexed to the French Kingdom Provence was a province until the French revolution after which the area was distributed among several departments The Greeks and Romans first filled the landscape with cities boasting Hellenic theaters roman baths amphitheaters and triumphal arches These were followed in medieval times by Romanesque fortresses and gothic cathedrals In the 19th century Provences light and landscapes attracted painters like Cezzanne and Van Gogh Despite the changes over the years Provence will be remembered as the bridge between the past and the present On the Garonne River the great port of Bordeaux the Capital of Aquitaine is the center of the worlds most important wine producing areas It attracts many visitors to the offices of wine exporters there most of whom welcome guests Bordeaux is a city
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