Provence is in southeastern France. It is bounded on the east by Italy, on the west by the Rhône River Delta and on the north and south by the Alps and the Mediterranean. Provence includes the Riviera, the Côte d’Azur, Marseilles, Nice and Aix-en-Provence. Conditions in Provence are ideal for growing grapes, given the long, hot dry summers, mild winters and cool winds from the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of Luberon, which protect the area from the Mistral winds. The predominant grape varieties grown in Provence are Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, and Syrah. Provence is most often associated with Bouillabaisse, the Cannes film festival, Cezanne and its delightful dry Rosé wines. The most famous wine appellation of the region is Bandol, where Mourvèdre is the predominant grape variety.