Best known for: Its breathtaking landscapes of lavender fields, sunflowers and olive trees. Its hills and rocky climbs, its charming perched villages, cobbled squares and sun-filled panoramas that inspired so many post-impressionist artists.

When to go:

The end of Spring is the perfect time to experience the dazzling light and fruited vineyards, thought July is when the lavender is in full bloom. And it is also beautiful in the Fall.

Where to stay:

La Bastide de Gordes: For an intimate and comfortable décor and perfect views over the valley and the Luberon Mountains.

Terre Blanche: For a very exclusive setting with a lot of space, in complete harmony with the surrounding nature

Domaine de Manville: For a feel of the charming country life in the midst of a palace, with drystone architecture and overflowing wildflowers

Where to eat:

Christian Étienne: Michelin Starred Chef in a renovated 12th century mansion for innovative and delicious cuisine

Restaurant La Cabro d’Or: Refined cuisine that changes with the seasons, prepared with daring imagination

Le Mas Tourteron: The restaurant’s motto is ‘A cook in her house’ and it is one of Provence’s most heavenly meals.

Combine it with:

Everywhere in Provence! From North to Central Provence, Eastern and Western, every corner of the region is worth wandering in.