Rose glasses on a marble table in Provence

Bienvenue, dear explorers and lovers of beauty. We cordially invite you on an exquisite journey as we share the prettiest towns in Provence. Join us as we wander down cobbled backstreets, delight in local pleasures, and immerse yourself in the enchanting culture interwoven through these six captivating villages.

Eze, Côte d’Azur

Perched high above the shimmering azure waters of the Mediterranean, the petite village of Eze seems to emanate its own radiant light. Navigate through the narrow, cobbled lanes decorated with vibrant blooms into hidden courtyards that reveal extraordinary panoramas at every turn. As you ascend, the exotic Jardin d’Eze will entice you into a veritable Eden. The intoxicating perfume of rare botanical treasures embraces you as you luxuriate in the breathtaking vision reaching beyond Cap Ferrat.

Gordes, Provence

Nestled within the embrace of the Luberon mountains, Gordes gleams like a whitewashed vision beneath the perpetual sunshine. Meander through the lanes etched into the hillside where stone houses, arranged like nesting dolls cascade towards the valley. Witness the serene beauty of the Sénanque Abbey, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, where fragrant lavender fields ripple in the soothing Provencal breeze. And as day turns into dusk, toast to the good life with a chilled glass of local rosé while you drink in the golden hues of the setting sun. Gordes is a locale so unique, it undoubetdly deserves a place on our list of the prettiest towns in Provence.

Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes

Nestled in the heart of the French Riviera, Saint-Paul-de-Vence lures you into a timeless world, where history and the arts converse in hushed whispers. Journey through its ancient gated walls and you’ll find contemporary pieces of art casually adorning public spaces. Explore famed art studios and eclectic boutiques; each twist and turn revealing another piece of this village’s unique melange of ancient charm and contemporary culture.

Roussillon, Provence

Fashioned from a palette of red and gold, the enchanting village of Roussillon can make you feel as though you’ve wandered into a vivid painting. Stand atop the village’s highest point, your gaze sweeping over the flamboyant cliffs and quarries of the Ochre Trail. Each sunset in Roussillon appears to set the very land aflame, a spectacle of natures artistry to conclude another day in paradise.

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Provence

Not far from the breathtaking turquoise waters of the Gorges du Verdon, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie clings to the cliffside, its pale dwellings framed by blue skies and emerald forests. A star suspended between cliffs perpetuates a timeless legend, while the whispering waterfall echoes the passing of time. Stroll through the narrow streets, visit the ateliers, and discover why the village’s earthenware – faïence – is renowned in the world of ceramics.

Lourmarin, Provence

Engulfed by vineyards, olive groves, and enchanting almond trees, Lourmarin, is a village that delights all the senses. The lullaby of the trickling fountain in the village square, the tantalising scents of Provencal market, and the sight of the Renaissance castle which frequently hosts concerts and cultural events all year round are sure to capture your heart.

The nuances in the dialect, the subtle variations in the gastronomy, the distinct lineages traced through architecture – each village in the South of France offers a unique tale of riveting history and rich culture. We hope that this journey, abundant with insider tips, has painted an irresistibly vibrant image of these enchanting destinations and has encouraged you to venture and uncover the magic for yourself. Bon voyage, mes amis.


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The Prettiest Towns in Provence

PUBLISHED

Jul 6, 2023

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