Subject: Re: Hiking in Provence in Sept.
Bill--I was so busy reading about watering plants and disposable diapers that I must have missed your question.:-)

I would check the International Herald Tribune's site:

It has an excellent travel section. Too, one can subscribe to its weekly travel alert newsletter. Plus, you can email the travel editor with questions about travel. It seems to me that your question would be one that would generate a comprehensive response from them.

I enjoy reading Patricia Wells' restaurant reviews there and am about to enjoy a restaurant in Venice in a couple of weeks about which she has raved.