Articles Tagged ‘Provence Confidential - Village’

A Day in Cassis

Cassis

The Port town of Cassis, famous for its white wine and  its inlets called Calanques, is located just east of Marseille. The sheltered harbor is the perfect year round destination for leisurely days on the beach, boat tours and scuba diving. The sidewalks of the town are made of the Cassis stone quarried locally since the antiquity and used for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. The drive to the top of Cap Canaille, part of the Provence Confidential itinerary, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the village below.

A Day in The Luberon

Luberon

The Luberon countryside is dotted with vineyards, orchards, drystone walls and ancient villages perched on hill tops with panoramic views of neighboring villages. The Provence Confidential itinerary takes you up and down the narrow lanes of the picturesque villages where with each step and turn you can admire the antique doors, the bubbling fountains and the views to the sweeping fields below.

Discovering Lavender

Lavender

In Provence both lavandin and lavender are grown. Lavender, the more noble variety used by the fragrance industry is organically grown and distilled for its oil in the town of Valensole. The harvest is usually held in mid-July but the exact date will vary each year depending on the climatic conditions. Lavendin, which blooms earlier, has it's own unique qualities. The Provence Confidential itinerary includes both varieties- depending on the season.