06 May
lavender fields

Why Provence’s Le Rouret is a memorable place to visit

Provence in general is a wonderful area to visit with mountains, unspoilt little villages and olive groves stretching as far as the eye can see. Though we have to admit the leafy commune of Le Rouret, 22 km from Nice, with a stunning backdrop of the Gorges du Loup, is an especially memorable place in


 

07 Mar
The town of Perugia

What makes Umbria’s Province of Perugia so special?

Italy, the land of the Latin temperament, great food and wine is steeped in history. The region of Perugia is stunning even by Italy’s high standards. Umbria, of which Perugia forms the bigger part at nearly 2,500 square miles, is divided into two provinces. It is the only Italian region to have no coastline or


 

03 Feb
Marseille

Five fabulous sites of Provence

The diverse and beautiful land of Provence is brimming with incredible sites and experiences for all the family. If you’re visiting this popular region of France in 2016 and are planning your holiday itinerary, take a look at the following five fabulous sites of Provence.


 

10 Jul
Perched high along a ridge that overlooks a wide and verdant valley, the village of Sault in Provence is an exceptionally pretty area of France to visit all year round. This old fortified village is however especially beautiful in the summer when the many lavender fields that Sault overlooks come into full bloom. So flourishing and rife are Sault’s lavender fields that these fragrant flowers have long been used to make cosmetics and soap in Provence. Asides beauty products, the lavender of Sault is used as an ingredient in Provencal cuisine, with lavender honey being an essential ingredient in the region’s legendary lavender sorbets. So important is this evergreen shrub in this ancient village that a Lavender Festival is held in Sault each year. This year will see the 26th edition of the Lavender Festival held in Sault. The festival will take place on Monday 15th August. Each year the festival attracts more and more visitors, eager to witness this beautiful scented flower enveloped by silvery foliage be creatively utilised in authentic dishes, perfumes and other unique products. The festival highlights include a sickle cutting competition, whereby visitors can participate in the 19th century tradition of using sickles to cut up produce. Lavender enthusiasts can purchase lavender products from the many stalls present at the festival. There is also a book fair, pony rides for children, a painting exhibition and musical activities. With picturesque and laid-back squares, a handful of quality cafes and bars, and being surrounded by carpets of lavender fields, backed by a dramatic mountainous landscape, there are plenty of reasons to visit this unspoilt village in Provence.

Discovering the Lavender Celebration in Sault, Provence

Perched high along a ridge that overlooks a wide and verdant valley, the village of Sault in Provence is an exceptionally pretty area of France to visit all year round. This old fortified village is however especially beautiful in the summer when the many lavender fields that Sault overlooks come into full bloom.


 

15 Aug

Family fun in Provence at Avignon’s Ban des Vendanges

If you’re spending time in Provence this summer, it’s likely that you’ll think about visiting Avignon at some point during your holiday. Encircled by an incredibly well-preserved 800-year-old stone wall, you’ll be hard pushed to find a medieval town in France as grand, romantic and magnificent as Avignon. Roaming Avignon’s ancient cobbled streets discovering the