Hilltop Villages of Provence

There are hilltop villages (or villages perchés as the French call them) all around Provence and behind the Côte d’Azur. From the numerous villages in the Lubéron (the most famous perhaps being Gordes and Roussillon) to the medieval villages to be found in the hills of the Alpes Maritimes such as St Paul de VenceContinue reading “Hilltop Villages of Provence”


Coastal Provence

For many, a holiday to Provence is synonymous with the seaside. And Provence certainly has a wide variety of coastal scenery, whatever your preferences. From the wide beaches of the Cote d’Azur to the stunning fjords of the calanques near Cassis or the red cliffs of the Esterel coast near St Raphael. Whether you’re aContinue reading “Coastal Provence”

Provençal Fountains

In every village around Provence there will be at least one square with a stone fountain at its centre. And you could actually spend days in Aix en Provence trying to find all the fountains – it’s called the city of a thousand fountains. Here are a few of the prettier or more interesting onesContinue reading “Provençal Fountains”

Lavender in Provence

For many people, a lavender field stretching out into the distance against an azur blue sky is quintessentially Provence. Certainly a trip in July won’t disappoint if you make sure you visit the right parts of Provence – such as the Valensole plateau and the area around Sault. Here are a few spectacular photos ofContinue reading “Lavender in Provence”

Hotel Crillon le Brave

This fabulous five star hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and has all the amenities you’d expect from its luxury status – combined with unrivalled views of nearby Mont Ventoux. Rooms are all individually decorated and the design of all the public areas is extremely stylish. And the food inContinue reading “Hotel Crillon le Brave”

Gorges du Verdon

The Gorges du Verdon, also called the Grand Canyon du Verdon, is Europe’s answer to the Grand Canyon. It’s a spectacular canyon that forms a border between the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the Var. Up to 700m deep, the 21-km-long canyon varies in width between 6 and 100 m at the bottom and 200 to 1500m atContinue reading “Gorges du Verdon”