Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Intro to Provence

Provence is famous not so much for the individual sights that you'll see as for the scenery, people, food, and culture. It is a very relaxing area to visit, with charming small villages, vineyards, mountains, fields of poppies and lavender, and welcoming chambres d'hote (bed and breakfast places.) Provence is famous for it's own type of food that is quite different from other places. It is also famous for its rose wines. It's a great place to rent a car and drive around in since that's about the only way to see many of the small towns and beautiful scenery. This is one area to relax in and take your time. It should be a nice reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Paris. The poppies should be blooming in April when we plan to be in Provence.


  1. Provence looks like my kind of town, relaxing and quiet. michele ")

  2. Actually, Provence is a region rather than just a town. France's version of a "state."