"Slowly in the morning and not too fast in the afternoon" is a saying in the south of France and a way of life on Spain's Costa Brava. When you're never far from sublime scenery, an exquisite wine and a delicious meal, they're easy words to live by. So feel free to stop, sample and savor. And enjoy the magic of two sun-soaked lands. Slowly and not too fast.
1 From Lacoste, walk through a land of honey, lavender and cherries | Take in spectacular scenery with views of Mont Ventoux | Looking at the gorgeous landscape, it doesn't take long to understand the region's deep connection to the art world | Relax at a stone villa in the hilltop village of Ménerbes.
2 Explore hilltop Bonnieux with a local guide | Hike the wooded rolling hills and craggy cliffs of the Grand Luberon range | The ruins of medieval Fort de Buoux invite discovery | An extraordinary gastronomic experience awaits at Mas Tourteron.
3 Wander through a landscape of limestone hills, olive orchards and vineyards | Cross a Roman-built bridge to Roussillon | Follow Grand Randonnée trails past oak forests and a truffle farm | A hearty climb to the perched village of Gordes reveals spectacular views | Join a private tasting of the best local vintages.
4 Discover the charming artists' haven of St-Rémy-de-Provence | Feast your eyes on seasonal and local specialties at le marché | Travel to Spain's Costa Brava by private coach.
5-6 Walk Spain's ancient Camí de Ronda, which connects the Costa Brava's hidden coves | Behold plunging cliffs and white-sand beaches | Ascend to a promontory offering glorious views of the sea | Admire exotic flora at the Cap Roig Botanical Garden.