In northern Ventoux, tour a snail farm and learn how to cook the creatures with traditional French techniques.
Following in the tyre-treads of Velib’, Paris’ successful public bike hire scheme, this week the city launched Autolib’, a similar system for cars.
Many chambre d’hôtes (B&Bs) are on farms, wineries or historic properties and are highly sought after for an authentic Provence experience.
Grasse, a medieval Provencal town with cobblestone streets, is still considered the perfume capital of the world, with 65 fragrance-related companies in operation.
Tourists flood the region in summer, looking for their place in the sun, but those who own a little piece of this paradise enjoy every season.
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