Provence Lavender Country
Hiking In The south of France
Provence has many trails connecting the villages. Often they are well marked in the local language. You village and then into the hills on networks of trails through the groves and vineyards for the hike to the next village.
A good map and compass/gps will keep you on track. Several Gr Trails run through Provence, most notably, the Gr 6 and the GR 98.
Each village has a market day where the fruits and vegetables will be fresh or you can find the produce vendor to stock up on the low-fat crushed olive tapinades spiced with basil, the fresh fruits, goat cheese, and French bread. Your trail might lead to a local vineyard for a bottle of wine to complete the picnic lunch on the way to the next village.
In the Luberon Mountains , the Alpilles , and Vaucluse Plateau, the villages where you will find lodging are usually no more than six to ten miles apart
Hiking may not be allowed in July and August, however, when forest fire danger is high
Hiking In Provence
East of Avignon, in the area of the Luberon Mountains and Vaucluse Plateau, the farmers grow lavender for a late June and mid July harvest.
Provence Hiking Lavender Country, The South of France
Country roads in the Alpilles between St. Remy and Cavaillon make for comfortable biking and hiking
The back roads between Eygalieres, Les Baux, and Mouries
Lavender near Sault in early July
Provence Hiking in Lavender Country, The South of France vacation. Hike and bike between the villages that are usually not more than ten miles apart.
Where is Provence
Provence France Hotels
Provence Sightseeing, Biking
Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles
Provence Cooking Vacation
Reach Provence From Paris
International flights serve Paris, Marseilles, Local flights reach Nimes and Avignon.
TGV Fast trains serve Avignon, Aix, Nimes, and Marseilles from Paris. Local trains serve Arles
Rental cars are available at CDG and at the TGV Stations in Paris, Avignon, Marseilles, and Nimes. Available also in Arles.
Autourope is available in Avignon at the TGV train station.
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Sunflower fields ripen at the end of June near Tarascon