Provence, the country of all wonders

Provence, country of sunny landscapes, lavender fields and inspired artists

Peplum is inviting you today for a delicious road-trip in southern France: Provence is indeed probably the most bucolic area to enjoy at the same time a sunny holiday, incredibly diversified landscapes and get an understanding of french cuisine and traditions during a luxury retreat.

The region has known many battles, civilizations and events on its territory: an heritage that you can witness today through castles, museums and by visiting historic villages and parks where major episodes occured. By renting a villa in Provence, for example between Toulon and Aix-en-Provence, you’ll get a real insight of this diversified regions: calanques for sea lovers, Arles or Avignon for culture addicts, or as well Gorges du Verdon if you’re looking for some breathtaking nature, Provence has it all!

Do & See in Provence

When thinking about Provence, you might think about lavender fields, garrigue and pines lining the Mediterranean sea. But Provence is also a land of wineries and wine-tasting should definitely be a part of your holidays! Wine lovers will be able to enjoy grape variety of this rich region.

For a day, let us organize for you a luxury tour in some of the most famous wineries of the region, for example just a few steps away from the bay of St Tropez in a traditional castle, ideally situated in a national park. Note that it is also possible to rent a cottage in historic domains and spend the night around the swimming pool with nothing but nature around you. What else will you need?

Visiting France is also a great occasion for trying local gastronomy and finding some of the best restaurants of France. If you’d like to know what are aïoli, poutargue or pistou, we definitely recommend you traditional places in the city-center of the most famous towns like Nice or Marseille. If you’d like to experience high-end cuisine, consider traveling to Avignon, Orange or Carpentras, where some of the Michelin star restaurants are located: they are definitely some of the best places to go in Provence during a trip. Truffles lovers will also have to come visit Provence, especially from november until march: you can taste them in local restaurants or buy it in famous markets, such as in Apt, Carpentras, etc …

Last but not least, Provence is a perfect occasion for an exclusive experience: after a tailor-made tour in wineries, a stop in an excellent restaurant, continue your journey discovering national parks, especially nearby Aix-en-Provence, to dive into Cezanne’s mind and witness the beauty of Montagne Sainte-Victoire. The famous painter spent a few years in the region and, as he said “The clear french landscape is as pure as a verse of Racine”.

Hikers will love what we call “Lavender’s road” or the national park of Camargue, that you can visit with a naturalist guide for a better comprehension of the local biodiversity. Lavender is the most typical flower of Provence, accessible in soaps, essential oils, herbal teas, so you’ll be able to take a part of southern France back home. After the sun comes down, you might like to experience an exclusive hotel. Provence has some of the most beautiful luxury retreats and hosts no less than 21 Relais & Châteaux on its territory.

Provence will definitely blow your mind if you’re looking for tiny traditional villages, local cuisine, amazing landscapes and a taste of real France. If you’re wondering when to get the best of this beautiful region, simply note that it is possible to visit this unique region all year long: winter months are more quiet, whereas summer offers a wide range of colors and an incredible holiday atmosphere! Provence is the land of many wineries, finest restaurants and most preserved national parks: it is a great occasion for a diversified luxury retreat and for discovering the richness of France.

Peplum helps you organize luxury tours in Provence to have an incredible private moment in one of the most beautiful regions of France.

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