Provence

Tips and Articles in Provence

Britain's bright young thing Over the past decade, Brighton has been gaining a reputation as one of England's coolest cities. With the recent debut of the 18-room Hotel Pelirocco, the seaside town finally has a hotel that fits its new image. In a ...
To steal a line from the Cole Porter song, I get no kick from the things that turn everyone else on. I love L.A. during a downpour, avoid the Hamptons in season, bake in Miami in August. So where to head on a dreary winter weekend?Why, the Côte d'...
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, called her "gallant" and "remarkable.") In 1927, she sailed to Lebanon to learn Arabic and went...
We shopped morning, noon, and night in Provence—we shopped for croissants, baguettes, newspapers, and cigarettes, for tomatoes, peaches, string beans, strawberries, eggplants, mushrooms, and lettuce. We shopped for legs of lamb and chickens, for c...
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. Home is a simple enough concept, if you have one. Homeless also has a clear meaning, although houseless more properly desc...
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 Hostellerie du Vallon de Valrugues, in St.-Rémy-de-Provence (800/525-4800 or 33-4/90-92-04-40, fax 33-4/9...
Ask Mark Driving from Paris to Avignon By Mark Orwoll Mark Orwoll, seasoned traveler and T&L Managing Editor, is here to help you with your travel questions. Think of him as your personal concierge, and ask ...
The Safari Lodge of the MomentThe big-game region of Welgevonden, a dramatic landscape of savannas, waterfalls, and craggy mountains, is home to South Africa's new Makweti Safari Lodge. Owners Dawn and Alan Kisner originally built Makweti as a vac...
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 boyfriend), I asked him whether he preferred Venice or Paris. A surfer, he wanted to go where the...
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 from the fortress's ancient ovens line the towering vaulted public spaces. Five sprawling suit...
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Vibe This scenic bourg in the Vaucluse has more than 300 full-time dealers, many cheek by jowl along the Avenue des Quatres Otages. Most stalls are open on weekends, Mondays, and national holidays. Shops Start at La ...
The south of France is heating up this summer with three restaurants from French über-chefs. Following their success in Montpellier, the Pourcel twins have opened La Compagnie des Comptoirs (83 Rue Joseph-Vernet; 33-4/90-85-99-04; dinner for two $...
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, Mogreina; 47-6/398-0868, fax 47-6/394-6899; doubles from $67) brings fresh style to a 17th-centu...
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 only a few exceptions, they all look alike. Back in the old days, a man's automobile was an exte...
The Arts: Music You've memorized the CD and seen the movie, but if the Buena Vista Social Club isn't in town when you visit Havana, where do you go for the best Cuban sounds?We asked Juan de Marcos González, a founding member of the BVSC, to ...