Luxury in Provence: Poetically picturesque
With the scent of lavender in the air, sunshine kissing your skin and cypresses blooming along red rooftops Provence welcomes you to your perfect French holiday. Here time slows down and days are spent watching the world go by from street cafes and benches. Just north of Arles you will see the Abbaye de Montmajour. Experience the elegance and quiet peace this abbey offers as you sit where Van Gogh came to reflect or see a contemporary art exhibition in the interior. At Pont du Gard, visitors can revel at the strong arches and architectural genius of an ancient Roman aqueduct and enjoy interactive learning at Espaces Culturels, a museum and cinema that has exhibitions about the aqueduct and ancient Roman life. Shop in some of the most exclusive boutiques in France without the crowds of big cities getting in your way in the streets of Provence. All genres of music as well as comedy shows can be enjoyed at Espace Julien while Abbaye St.Victor is famous for hosting classical music greats, both in Marseille.
While in this part of Provence you should definitely sample the delicious bouillabaisse, a fish stew with garlic, vegetables and basil, on offer at local restaurants. To see the natural beauty of this region visitors can follow the Sentier des Ocres. This trail starts at Roussillon cemetery and takes you on a tour of colourful rocks, red cliffs and lush chestnut groves. To see some well preserved art and architecture Avignon is a favourite among travellers with its famous Pont d'Avignon bridge and Palais des Papes dating back to the 14th century. Near the medieval town of Moustiers Sainte- Marie visitors can hike along the deep and dramatic canyon, Gorges du Verdon. After an exhilarating hike a day on the beach is just what you'll need so why not visit Cassis, a lovely town framed by white limestone cliffs and pastel coloured houses. For an elegant, enriching and stylishly French holiday, book your stay in a luxury villa in Provence today!