Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin and many others were charmed by the silvery green olive trees, the purple lavender hills, ocher villages, the magic of the mountains shimmering colors, yellow sunflowers, secular mas in the orchards, almond trees and vines.
Pagnol, Giono, Daudet sang the wind, rustling rivers and streams, poetic and wild beauty of the countryside, and make us dream today of a rustic and simple life.
The gateway to Provence, is the Drôme Provençale, surprising region where Mediterranean scents disperse between the gentle rolling countryside and wilderness in the soft brightness. This enchanting region naturally encourages long farniente followed by trips to the Rhone Valley and the Hautes Alpes.
At the heart of Provence, the prosperous Vaucluse, bounded on the south by the Luberon Park, north by the Mont Ventoux. A land of abbeys and churches in lovely villages such as Gordes, Sault, Oppède, Vaison la Romaine...
Between Lake St. Croix, surrounded by lavender valleys and the Mediterranean sea, spreads the Haut Var, transition country between mountain and sea: small vineyards, hilltop villages, flocks of sheep in the hills ... We play the pétanque under the plane trees of Salerno, Cotignac Draguignan or sip pastis.
The French Riviera is no longer to be presented. Close your eyes: pink oleander or yellow mimosas, ocher facades and colorful boats and azure sea ... sailing, surfing, water skiing ... endless possibilities. After the sun and water, a trip to the small villages of Provence or on any mountain path with constantly renewed panoramas.
Although the Camargue is the heart of the Bouches du Rhône, his region is full of other wonders. You never get tired of the charms of Aix, perfumes and colors of Arles, les Baux de Provence, Saint Rémy and Tarascon.
Roman Provence : the meanders of the Rhône offer endless discoveries to nature lovers, or discrete illustrious cities such as Avignon, Châteauneuf du Pape, Uzès and Nîmes and prestigious historical monuments such as the Pont du Gard, the ancient theater of Arles... The Gard will continue to delight you.
Cevennes and Ardeche: after the Mediterranean countryside come stunning wilderness and a world famous park. You will also be tempted by the southern Ardeche with the Ardèche Gorges which are breathtaking, its proud castles overlooking the rivers so tempting for the pleasures of the water.
Languedoc: round fountain under the plane trees, harshness of Corbières, altarpiece asleep in a small church in the garrigue scent. Here the sun gilds and cut everything in contrasting shades with light.