Historic Towns and Villages
Le Mas des Papillons is in the Vaucluse department which contains some of France's most beautiful villages. On your doorstep is pretty Courthezon, historic Avignon and the Roman town of Orange. Take your time and soak in the atmosphere.
The mediaeval village of Courthezon is peaceful and among its features is its pretty town hall in the Château de Val-Seille as well as its fifteen fountains.
The Roman amphitheatre and its entertaining concerts is one of the highlights of Orange along with the Arc de triomphe, believed to have been built during the reign of Augustus between 27BC and AD14.
Avignon was home to the Popes from 1309 until 1403 and you can see the magnificent Pope's palace.
A landmark in Avignon is the famous bridge of St Benezet which is also a World Heritage Site.
From striking peaks to rolling planes the countryside in Provence provides a wonderful backdrop to any holiday.
Mont Ventoux is the largest mountain in the region, famed for it's reputation as one of the most gruelling climbs in the Tour de France.
Les Dentelles de Montmirail form the foothills of Mont Ventoux, these jagged peaks offer trails for walking, rock climbing and mountain biking.
A beautiful series of natural gorges, carved by the Ardeche river. The Gorges de l'Ardeche offer stunning scenery that is popular with tourists, while the river itself is ideal for canoeing and kayaking
Synonymous with summer in Provence, the lavendar fields of Sault are in bloom from June to August. If you're visiting in the summer months, there are festivals and fetes throughout the lavendar region.
The wines of the Côtes-du-Rhône area are renowned throughout the world. Make the short trip to Châteauneuf-du-Pape and sample some of the highly acclaimed vintages or travel to Gigondas or Vacqueyras to see what the rest of the region has to offer.
A ruined castle sits atop the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The castle was built in the 14th Century for Pope John XXII, the second of the popes to take residence in nearby Avignon.