Provence has so much to offer (lavender included, of course!)

The Mediterranean coastline stretches for almost 1700 kilometers from Menton in the east, through the old port of Marseille across the wild natural park of the Camargue and around the Gulf of Lion to the Spanish border.

Provence itself has so many emblematic products all of which evoke endless sunshine and a pace of life where routine and work give way to balmy evenings, chilled rosé wine, tapenade and garlic. Fresh sea bream with vegetables steeped in olive oil and light creamy cheeses.

Places not to miss – Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Uzès, Aigues Mortes, the mount Saint Victoire, the Camargue, Sète, – hardly leaving time for the sandy beaches and the warm crystal blue sea!

The area is well served with airports – Montpellier, Nîmes, Marseille and Nice all have regular flights in and out.