For furrowed fields of fragrant lavender framed by the peaks of the Alpilles and irresistible old-world charm, head to this quiet corner of the Côte d’Azur.
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Whether you’re gazing over rolling rural scenery or strolling fields striped with sunflowers and vines, this diverse landscape provides an irresistible taste of rural France at its finest. Well-heeled Parisians and artists alike have long flocked to this idyllic region, drawn by sun-drenched scenery and picture-perfect villages so beautiful they inspired Van Gogh.
Explore the countryside, taking in the colours that captivated the expressionist painter - azure skies, sunflower meadows splashed with lilac and streaked with cypress trees. Take your classic car out for a spin, from the flamingo-filled delta of the Camargue in the west, through the Roman cities of Arles and Avignon to the leafy avenues of Aix-en-Provence. Inland, you’ll find the rugged hills and olive groves of the Luberon, dotted with fortified towns and ancient villages, perched above the surrounding fields.
Create your own signature scent at a local perfumery, before returning to your elegant villa, nestled among the vineyards. Have your chef prepare a tasting menu of regional wines and delicate black Périgord truffles, the heady aroma filling the air as the sun sinks below the fragrant fields of lavender.