Lavender southern France

PROVENCE, State of Smiles

Feel, see and taste the best of Southern France.

Road Trips let you experience the wild natural landscapes that Van Gogh sat and pondered, incorporate the coloured sands of Roussillon, stone towns like Gordes set on rugged hill sides, fields of sunflowers, Olive plantations outside Maussane, the Roman town of Glanum, hidden castle of Les Baux and visit the walled town of the Knights Templar while touching the Mediterranean and viewing the Pink Flamingos of the Camargue.

Enjoy the local foods from the sea and land, the historical mix of French and Spanish heritage of the region, visit the village markets then a lunch of cheese and French bread with a wine of your choice sitting under the great shady Plain Trees.

See lavender in St Remy, Uzes – Kayak under the Roman Pont de Gard, Tarascon Castle, Van Gogh hospice, hill top villages of interest, museum, fashion shopping in Avignon, Hot air balloon over the Alpilles, search the local markets and café’s.

Get away from the beaten crowds of tour buses, river travel and cruises, by being driven and escorted in an exotic sports or classic car to the real country, picnic in the fields or Michelin stared restaurant.

Enjoy the PROVENCE in May – July & Sept – October.

‘Join the Experience’

Markets in St Remy

Markets of Arles and St Remy de Provence.

Cheese, Wine, Olives, Spices, Breads, Fruits and Vegetables all from local markets and fields to your table!

Most markets in towns throughout France have a markets day which are well worth a wander, whether you want to feast on local delights, practise your French as you hassle for your favoured items the market is always a window into regional France. At some of these markets that open after dark you can dance the night away with your companion and enjoy people watching all adding that little extra to your personal holiday. Products are sourced locally or made fresh for the day and the markets them selves are highly intimate, with a loyal base of customers chatting with vendors. Sellers are always happy to let a prospective customer try their wares before buying.

Night markets with their stalls sell clothing and trinkets, most supply fuel by way of local wines for the dancing. Provençal specialities of pistou soup, courgette fritters, ouillette or merguez sandwiches are usually available to help steady the alcohol from the local rosé wine while the band plays in the back ground.

Enjoy your visit by looking, feeling, tasting and buying. Then dance the night away in the village street under the stars, adding another memory to your holiday trip.