As you may have figured out by now, I love to travel, I was bitten by the travel bug early in life, and the bite has never healed. My favorite country is France. Whenever I am in Europe, and my itinerary doesn’t include France, halfway through my trip, I am conjuring up ways to get there, as soon as possible. I love the people, the food, the country villages and, as many times as I have been there, I have never had a bad experience.
One of my favorite regions is Provence. Yes, I know it is one of the most popular areas in France, but it’s an amazing place to visit. It is still possible to find quiet little villages to explore that are much less popular and crowded than perhaps Gordes or Rousillion, but are equally as quaint, friendly and beautiful.
Robion is one such place. It’s close to Gordes, and many other hillside villages, and it has as much charm as the other popular villages.
We have stayed in several Airbnb homes here, and they are a less expensive than the more popular destinations.
These are lovely places to wander, take photos, have lunch, and chat with the locals. And, bien sur, Gordes is a must see as well.
The market in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a must see. It is a good place to buy souvenirs, produce, scarves, and many other items.
A word of caution, don’t go cheese shopping after tasting wine! We spent 60 euros on cheese! C’est la vie. We were traveling with friends, and split the cost, and enjoyed the cheese in our Airbnb house in the evenings with a glass of wine.
My husband and I usually visit Provence in the autumn when the crowds have disappeared and the weather is a little cooler. I advise renting a car, since many of the most beautiful villages are not easy to get to by bus or train. In addition, be sure to brush up on your high school French, contrary to what you may have heard, the locals appreciate a hearty, “bonjour“, “merci” and sil-vous-plait!”
Bon voyage! Comment below with your experiences in France, sil-vous-plait.