Provence

Provence Travel Guide

Exotic bamboo gardens in Anduze.

When it comes to off-the-charts cookies in France, all roads lead to Le Petit Duc, whose Oreilles de la Bonne Déesse, or Ears of the Good Goddess, are an adaptation of an elaborate Roman porridge recipe that uses olive oil, red wine, pepper, honey—and cumin.

An 11-day wine-cruise itinerary winds along the Rhône River, stopping at the medieval Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the oldest domaines in Provence.

This is the defining southern France shopping experience—perfumed, scrumptious, and homespun.

With art scholar Marie-Charlotte Bouton as your guide, tour St.-Paul-de-Mausole, the hospital where Van Gogh painted 140 works. At the Château Montfaucon, vintner-owner Rodolphe de Pins shares secrets from the property's wine caves.

Producer of both olive oil and wine.