Mother Nature’s generosity in this region makes Provencal cooking delicious and flavoursome with its sun-kissed produce, whether you dine in a village bistro, or a Michellin starred restaurant. Famed for its plentiful, aromatic herbs, its rosemary, thyme and basil infuse local cuisine. The Bouillabaisse - traditional fish stew - is not to be missed, as is the taste sensation that is ratatouille - a rustic vegetable stew combining local peppers, courgettes, aubergines, tomatoes and onions -eaten cold or hot as an excellent addition to any Provencal meal.
Hints of history
Take a journey of discovery through the ancient remnants of Provence and you’ll see the region is steeped in history as well as beauty. The pretty town of Lambesc is lined with quaint and colourful houses and enjoys a fascinating ancient heritage that spans back to the pre-roman era. In Saint Saturin les Avignon, the traditional town houses, ancient fountains and beautiful churches paint a picture of days gone by, whilst the imposing Palais des Papes remains one of the largest and most spectacular medieval gothic buildings in Europe.
Discover local charm
Enchanting villages are scattered throughout Provence, retaining a unique sense of French heritage and traditional daily life. For a laid-back sojourn, the pretty Provencal village of Saint Saturnin les Avignon is a haven of calm, sweet atmosphere. Indulge in local activities in Lambesc - the unique truffle fairs and local wine making provide a charming, bustling ambience to this normally sleepy village, whilst the fantastic food market at Draguignan is a wonderful place to savour delicious local delicacies, including nut bread, cheeses and marinated olives.
With natural beauty in abundance, the Provencal countryside is a little piece of paradise for those who love the outdoors. Amble through aromatic fields of seasonal flowers and verdant vineyards, with manicured rows of Grenache and Syrah grapes, or savour these spectacular views from the deck of a leisurely boat cruise down the river. Magestic Chateux dotted throughout the region are just waiting to be explored, or wander the pretty streets of Saint Saturnin les Avignon for a taste of traditional village life.