Lavender in the spotlight
Lavender is part of Provence, intoxicating the senses with its heady scent. Between June and July, the Valensole plateau offers vacationers a colourful spectacle, with lavender fields as far as the eye can see.
The Verdon Natural Park
From the marriage between the Verdon, a soft stone and the azure of Provence was born the Verdon. The landscapes are at the same time bucolic and wild : deep gorges or wide cultivated valleys, forests? The Park has been designed to allow the practice of outdoor activities, while allowing the preservation of the landscapes. There are many activities available : hiking, Nordic walking, cycling or horseback riding, climbing, sports trails in the trees… People have occupied these lands for thousands and thousands of years and have left us an incredibly rich cultural heritage: oil mills, medieval castles, oppidums, churches, chapels, oratories… Grocery stores and markets will introduce you to local flavors: honey and gingerbread, goat’s cheese, lamb meat, vegetables, fruit, olives, cold-pressed olive oil, citrus fruit liqueurs, crystallized flowers…
The Provence so dear to Jean Giono
Jean Giono has largely contributed to the influence of Provence. Known for his book Le Hussard sur le toit (The Hussar on the Roof), the story of which is set in a Provence victim of cholera. He also wrote Regain, which tells the story of the revival of a village victim of the rural exodus. Explore the authentic Provence of Giono, with its luminous landscapes and authentic villages.