|Subject: Attractions in Provence and Luberon|
Just a few more suggestions. If you are to the French Riviera, go and have a wander through Eze. It is extremely touristy, but if you go early in the morning or late in the evening, you should miss most of tourist buses. Also if you go to a small village named la Turbie there is a park overlooking Monarco. At night Monarco looks absolutely fabulous. Another village that both my wife and I just loved was Moustiers St. Marie. This village is completely geared towards the tourist. There are some great sites within this medieval village. There is a beautiful small chapel, high up on the hill, overlooking the town, which is a must to see, not only for the interior, but also for the views of the village and the surrounding countryside. We got some great photos from this village. From here we did the complete round trip of the Verdon Gorge. We did not have the best weather for this trip, but even so the views were 'out of this world'. I found out why they call this gorge the French Grand Canyon. Rousillon was also a nice little village, but the attraction that stood out for us was the weird and wonderful shapes that the elements created from the hills of red soil. Les Baux de Provence is a complete village that is definitely, in our opinion anyway, worth a look see. The ruined Citadel is really worth the effort and expense. The views are very good also. Les Baux has got the tag of being one of the 'Most Beautiful Villages' in France. The 'Tarn Gorge' is also a very impressive to travel through. We stayed in a castle for a night in the gorge. Well Anne I hope this helps.
Regards, Richard Bloomfield.(New Zealand)