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lavender fields in Provence

By Ethan Hews

Collect your Luxury Van at Marseille Provence Airport, our fabulous Meet and Greet Service will be waiting to accommodate you. Head up north to the stunning Luberon region. It stretches along a ridge of rugged hills east of Avignon, and offers some of France's most picturesque medieval villages and countryside landscapes.

You will be enthralled by the lush green hills, dark thick forests, quaint stone villages and majestic castles built high up on the cliffs that drop downwards to the iconic lavender fields.

Stop at the villages of Oppède le Vieux and Menerbes and see the remains of the medieval ramparts. Navigate the small rocky streets carved into the hill and stop for a bite at a local café. Visit Lourmarin, a pretty village with over 1000 years of history. Set off to Bonnieux and cross the famous Pont Julien. Continue on toward Gordes, an ancient town situated on the high Plateau de Vaucluse. Ménerbes is your next stop where Picasso owned a home and many more famous artists, musicians and writers have followed in his footsteps, buying and converting the ancient farm houses into trendy studios and galleries.

For the ladies, a visit to the Musée de la Lavande in Coustellet is a must. Try out some of the aromatic natural cosmetics made from the fragrant oils of the lavender plant, take a tour of the museum and buy some of the fabulous products at the little shop.

Head back to Marseille through the glorious lavender fields for a night's stay at Le Petit Nice Passedat. This villa by the sea boasts the region's only Michelin 3-star restaurant.

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