Provence is a dream destination of picturesque villages, glorious landscape, fabulous food and wine and much much more. With sunshine more than 300 days a year, it’s an ideal holiday destination year-round. If you’re looking for a break with beautiful landscapes, fabulous gastronomy, and local wines, untamed countryside, and sun, the Provence might just be the destination of your dreams.
Here are a few towns that are top of our list:
The hilltop town is enchanting. There’s a large car park from which the views over the ochre coloured cliffs are stunning but take the short walk into the town to discover its delights. Pretty cafés, flowers cascading from window boxes, quirky art and wine shops and cobbled streets that wind around offering the most spectacular vistas.
The roads around Grasse lead to tiny picturesque villages via hair pin bends and mountain passes. The perfume capital of France is pretty but the real lure is being able to visit the perfume markers and being assailed by the extraordinary scents they create. Get off the beaten track and head to nearby Cabris. This authentic Provençal hilltop village overlooks the Mediterranean Sea will delight you with the smell of lavender and rosemary in the air and old stone villas with worn blue shutters. The locals gather in the square drinking pastis and playing pétanque and allow time to just pass while they enjoy the moment.
Quiet roads, long sandy beaches and just a few miles from Cannes, this lovely place is simply intoxicating and very relaxing.
Credit: Office de Tourisme d’Eze
For breath-taking views, the perched village of Eze fulfils all your dreams. Close to the sunny city of Nice, it’s famous for its stunning panoramas over the Mediterranean Sea, gorgeous gardens and pretty streets. It’s also very close to Monaco, Menton, Villefranche-sur-Mer and a whole host of southern French beauties.
Stunning St Paul de Vence
Another hill top beauty, in fact, one of the most beautiful in France. It’s inspired artists through the ages who have fallen head over heels for the special light, the wiggly cobbled streets and ancient fountains.
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