I fell in love with Provence many years ago when I was spending a year abroad as part of my French degree. A friend invited me to join her on a visit to her brother’s house in Sanary sur Mer and I was absolutely blown away by the colours and vibrancy of this small fishing port and the surrounding scenery. I returned to Sanary some time later when I was looking to buy a flat in the area – and I was delighted that nothing much had changed in the intervening years.

No other region of France stirs the imagination and stimulates the senses as strongly as Provence. The soft light and its vivid landscape of pastel colours have inspired writers and artists from F. Scott Fitzgerald and Pagnol to Van Gogh and Picasso. The fragrant countryside with its wild herbs is scattered with historic fortified medieval towns to explore…but if all you want to do is relax, there can be few better places than the South of France, with its glorious weather, delicious food and fine wines.

Let me help you discover this wonderful region through a combination of photos and articles on my favourite places in the area. And if you’d like me to pull together a bespoke, tailored holiday to Provence, just get in touch using my contact details below. As a personal travel consultant, I can promise you the holiday you’re hoping for.

Where to visit

Those unmissable places – hidden gems that are off the beaten track as well as the more well known destinations that should be part of any itinerary.

Food and Drink

The joys of provencal cuisine – recommended restaurants, the best food markets and recipes to create typical dishes when you’re back home.

Where to Stay

A selection of recommended towns and villages to spend a few days or more – including a number of favourite hotels that are worth a detour.

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