Each of your senses will take you on a journey through this remarkable landscape. Gaze across undulating meadows. Run your hands over centuries-old stones. Hear a trickling fountain in the town square as you savor a slice of fresh melon. Open the windows and let the scent of endless lavender fields waft through your dreams.
1-2 From storybook Saignon, pedal easygoing paths through lavender fields and oak groves | Explore Bonnieux, the town Peter Mayle called home while writing A Year in Provence | Vincent van Gogh painted the starry nights of Provence—enjoy stars of the Michelin variety at our hotel’s acclaimed restaurant | Pedal past the walled village of Ménerbes and the hamlet of Lacoste | Cross the Pont Julien, an ancient Roman stone arch bridge | Opt to indulge in a treatment at La Coquillade’s world-class spa.
3-4 Fall in love with ocher-colored Roussillon | Linger in Gordes, where a massive 12th-century castle keeps watch over neighboring towns | Stop to admire lovely medieval Sénanque Abbey | Cycle to your heart’s content in the lavender-scented countryside | Journey into undiscovered Provence, a new landscape that offers a different perspective with the Alps’ snowy peaks in the distance | Engage in a friendly game of pétanque, a traditional game that originated in this sunny region.
5-6 Discover the 12th-century castle of Simiane-la-Rotonde, a charming hilltop town | Tour a lavender distillery and learn about the myriad uses of this fragrant flower | Ever tried goat cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves? Today’s your chance in the town of Banon | Head out on a final spin through the serene sun-drenched countryside | A Michelin-starred dinner provides the perfect farewell to Provence.