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 bike paths through fields of lavender and under the shade of oak trees, where you may see locals hunting for precious black truffles Explore Bonnieux, the town Peter Mayle called home while writing A Year in Provence Vincent van Gogh painted the starry nights of Provence—you'll enjoy stars of the Michelin variety at our hotel's acclaimed restaurant, run by master chef Édouard Loubet Pedal past the walled village of Ménerbes and the hamlet of Lacoste Cross the Pont Julien, an ancient Roman stone arch bridge Rejuvenate with a luxurious spa treatment at each of our hotels' top-notch spas.
3-4 Fall in love with the Luberon in heavenly Provençal villages like ocher-colored Roussillon Linger in Gordes, where labyrinthine lanes lead to shaded squares and cafés, and a massive 12th-century castle keeps watch over the neighboring hilltop towns Stop to admire lovely medieval Sénanque Abbey, a quintessential image of Provence Cycle to your heart's content in the lavender-scented countryside Journey into a new landscape that offers a different perspective with the Alps' snowy peaks in the distance You'll feel like this peaceful pocket of Provence is your secret discovery! 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 Ever tried goat cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves? Today's your chance in the town of Banon Tour a lavender distillery and learn about the myriad uses of this fragrant flower Head out on a final spin through the serene sun-drenched countryside A Michelin-starred dinner provides the perfect farewell to Provence.