Hello from the south of France! What a long time dream of mine it’s been to visit Provence! If you’re thinking of making your way to France, I highly recommend you make it a point to add Provence to your bucket list. This charming region has so much to offer through its delicious local food, wine, art, culture, people, monuments, beautiful fields and so much more! Provence is nothing short of amazing.
If you’re in the mood to have a little daydream, ahead I’ve rounded up a list of things to do. Hope they’re helpful and inspire you to book a trip.
WHERE TO STAY
Crillon Le Brave – we really enjoyed our stay here. The property itself is stunning, think enchanting stone buildings, interior colorful throws & antique furniture, and breathtaking views. Make your way to the pool to soak in some sun while enjoying a delicious cocktail from their bar. For my sunset lovers, head to their bar terrace during golden hour… pure magic. You can also count on friendly & welcoming staff.
There are many beautiful areas in Provence where you can see lavender fields. If this is a top must-see for you, make sure you book your trip while they’re in season – between June and august. Nothing beats walking among lavender fields and feeling the sun on your skin – it’s really a sight for sore eyes.
I highly recommend you a take a day and explore the villages by bike. This is a great way to get the most out of Province as you’ll be able to discover gems like, local markets that are always lively & colorful, beautiful vineyards, meet locals and so much more. There is seriously something to marvel at ever corner, you won’t want to miss. Make sure to pack a picnic basket as you’ll come across a ton of beautiful fields that will be ideal to take a break at and enjoy a meal.
Wine tasting and tours is an absolute must. What is more fabulous than enjoying a glass of wine in the breathtaking surroundings of the south of France. And hello IG op! Ventoux, Côtes-du-Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Alpilles are great wine tasting experiences/tours.
For those who are interested in architecture – specifically medieval castles, Provence has a ton of towns with monuments you can visit and explore. Vaison-la-Romaine is a charming village that lies on the Ouveze river. Divided in two parts – the first is a medieval old town, situated on a hill and the second is on the lower part of town, that’s a bit more modern and commercial.