Tips and Articles for Provence

Max Kim-Bee

Author and explorer Dame Freya Stark was one of the most intrepid adventurers of all time. (T. E. Lawrence, no slouch in the travel department himself,... Read More

We shopped morning, noon, and night in Provence—we shopped for croissants, baguettes, newspapers, and cigarettes, for tomatoes, peaches, string beans,... Read More

The other day, too long on the road, I remarked to a friend that I was homesick. "For where?" she asked, and I was stumped. ... Read More

Reader's FindAfter six weeks of touring Europe by car, we thought a little indulgence was in order. Serendipitously, we fell into the 50-room... Read More

The Safari Lodge of the MomentThe big-game region of Welgevonden, a dramatic landscape of savannas, waterfalls, and craggy mountains, is home to South... Read More

ALEXANDRA PENNEY, author of How to Make Love to a Man and Sexiest Sex of AllPlanning a trip for my fiancé's 50th birthday (at the time he was just my... Read More

Carved from a honey-colored stone citadel that dates back to the Roman presence in Provence, Château de Cassis is steeped in history. Bricks salvaged... Read More

The south of France is heating up this summer with three restaurants from French über-chefs. Following their success in Montpellier, the Pourcel twins... Read More

Play lord for a day at one of these new European manor-house hotels: On the outskirts of Oslo, the 20-room Herregårdshuset Bed & Breakfast Hotel (Dal,... Read More

Here's my problem with today's American cars: they have no sense of humor. They're so smug and serious, so full of gravitas, and so damn big. And with... Read More

The 80-mile sweep of land known as the Côte d'Azur is a necklace of towns strung along a rocky coast. Sun-worn locals sip pastis while rubbing elbows... Read More

Unseasonably warm for January, by mid-morning it's approaching 50 degrees on Avenue de la Rabasse in Richerenches, in western Provence. The winter sun... Read More

Set in the sun-scorched landscape of bulls, pink flamingos, and stout white horses in the Camargue, Mas de la Chassagnette will go down as this summer's... Read More

I have a particular fondness—a weakness, some friends say—for ceramics, and my cupboards are crammed with pieces that I've bought all around the world.... Read More

Domaine des Andéols—a rural hotel coaxed out of a hamlet of farmhouses in the Lubéron—is reinventing the south of France experience. Interiors of the... Read More

I don't think you can go wrong with things that have a little bit of age and character," Judy Hornby says, lounging on the terrace of her Avignon... Read More

Everyone knows that if you want to lay your head some-where stylish and luxurious in Provence, you check into a full-service hotel, right? ... Read More

The French Riviera is not a place generally known for its low-key style. Driving between ... Read More

The red pullover i'd packed never had a chance. Ditto the cotton shirt in a sprigged Provençal print, even though I had killed myself chasing down an... Read More

where we enjoyed two memorable meals. A breakfast of fromage and warm bread and a late lunch of vegetables and meats left us full and happy. In the... Read More

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