St Remy de Provence

St Remy is definitely one of my favourite places in Provence, if not my number one destination. The town is pretty and picturesque, and the old Gallo-Roman interior is circled by the remnants of the circular 14th-century wall and the protective circle of buildings. The centre has very attractive squares, ancient fountains, medieval buildings andContinue reading “St Remy de Provence”


Arles is a great place to visit if you’re travelling around Provence. Rich in history, Arles is home to numerous ancient Roman monuments listed by UNESCO as world heritage sites. Its famous bullrings, known as Les Arènes, were built in the 1st century as the principal site of the Roman games, and are today homeContinue reading “Arles”

Aix en Provence

City of a thousand fountains, Aix is a fantastic place to stay for a few days. Explore the bustling old town with its markets and arty boutiques or simply sit watching the world go by at a pavement café on the elegant Cours Mirabeau. Definitely my favourite restaurant is Villa Gallici on avenue de laContinue reading “Aix en Provence”

Sanary sur Mer

This picturesque fishing port is often overlooked by visitors to this part of Provence, but to my mind it’s got far more character and is much more authentic than its more glamorous and better-known neighbour Bandol. The best time to visit Sanary is in May, June or September as it gets very busy with visitingContinue reading “Sanary sur Mer”