Another idea would be to go onto http://www.provence.guideweb.com which although in
French is pretty self-explanatory.
click on Pays, villes et villages then under 'autre information' click on
'Offices du Tourisme'
You then get a map of the different regions in Provence and can click on
wherever your friend will be. You will get all the Offices du Tourism and
Syndicat d'Initiative (same thing) and their telephone numbers. At the
bottom of the list they tell you which Offices have web pages and then you
will find most of these have English versions! Your friend could email them
in English and I'm sure they'd reply.
My feeling is that at the moment this area is unaffected by foot and mouth
and so they have no plans to close anywhere. In the UK footpaths are still
closed but many attractions are reopening for Easter (Stonehenge reopened
today for example).
I hope this is of some help and will keep an eye open for news of foot and
mouth in France