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Top 6 ways to discover Provence (e)-vintage-style

Feeling free on your latest generation bike, behind the wheel of a period 2CV or wearing a retro shirt – from outings in a cabriolet on the harbour of Saint-Tropez to electric escapades in the Luberon, discover a vintage but still up-to-date Provence!

Nostalgic wanderings on a moped

In the heart of the Alpes de Haute Provence, rediscover the pleasure of driving and the carefree spirit of adolescence with La Mob’Vadrouille in Clamensane. With your hair blowing in the wind, you can drive up to 70km/h, experiencing a joyful feeling of freedom. Around La Motte-du-Caire, you can enjoy these vintage and unusual rides. A great way to escape from everyday life and to get away from it all with the most fashionable means of transport of the 1980s. Vintage mopeds are coming back into fashion in the South and the superb landscapes are still just as much in fashion: polaroid is a must to immortalise the moment!

Total retro look and sixties fashion

L’Esprit Vintage is THE boutique in Avignon for second-hand items and sixties enthusiasts. Bohemian chic, mini-skirt, monokini or smoking, Brigitte Bardot or Rolling Stones inspiration, there’s something for everyone! A real pleasure for bargain-hunters who fall for some of the original gems: fabric, leather, overcoats, little 60s dresses, shirts with retro patterns, vinyl records and knickknacks. A great place for decorating your interior or livening up your wardrobe. A place where second-hand from the 60s is the new trend.

Hipster behind the wheel of a period 2 CV

Set off on the tourist circuits proposed by Ailleurs et Uzès. In harmony with nature and the seasons, these routes take you off on a trip off the beaten track in a  VW Kombi or a nicely restored 2CV. The driver and lecturer-guide will tell the story of the typical landscapes of Provence in their own style. By day or by night, this is a trip back in time where the retro is the star. La Petite Camargue? Without a shadow of a doubt, this is our favourite outing which includes a day visit starting in Uzès to discover the natural reserve of Le Scamandre and Aigues Mortes.


Picnics and vintage cars

Envie d’explorer le Luberon ? Que diriez-vous d’un road trip au volant d’une 2CV, Méhari, Méhari électrique, Coccinelle, Combi ou encore Camper Van, avec Yes Provence ? Vivez une sortie originale en voiture ancienne et tendance. Au programme, une promenade au gré du vent et sous le soleil, entre paysages et villages mythiques. Ce que vous allez préférer : Oppède-le-Vieux le perché ou peut-être le charme de Lourmarin ? Que des spots de rêve pour savourer un panier pique-nique local et de saison.

Feel like exploring the Luberon? What about a road trip at the wheel of a 2CV, Méhari, electric Méhari, Beetle, Kombi or a Camper Van with Yes Provence? Go on an original outing in a trendy vintage car. On the menu, a drive in the wind and sun among mythical landscapes and villages. And what are you going to fall in love with? The hilltop village of Oppède-le-Vieux or maybe the charm of Lourmarin? So many dreamy spots to enjoy a local and seasonal picnic basket.

On a chopper bike in Saint-Tropez

Head for Saint-Tropez, where Blue Bikes is waiting to take you on an unusual ride. From mountain bikes to electric Méharis, Harley Davidson-style motorbikes, American-style electric scooters or electric bikes, which will have your pilot’s instinct on its toes? You can choose the introductory ride for its reassuring trails, the discovery ride for its breathtaking views, or the advanced ride for a change of rhythm and more thrills. In the Var hills, you can also enjoy a visit to wine cellars with a rustic picnic: a succession of unforgettable moments, which are even more intense in spring and autumn.


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Hair blowing in the wind on a vintage bike

In the heart of the Vaucluse, Ventoux Vélo Vintage has great bikes for hire to match your vintage style! Their retro design gives them a cool look for your rides around the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux. Before starting out to discover the gems around, the Ventoux Vélo Vintage team shares its best advice on itineraries and tips for a 100% successful ride! Our advice for those of you who are used to this and want to equip yourselves better is to make the most of an adapted textile offer.