DESTINATION: Provence, France W/ Jill Paider
There are few places that I enjoy visiting time and time again – the South of France is one of them. Quaint towns, markets, lavender fields and wineries dominate the landscape and offer repeat visitors no shortage of options for exploring and having a unique experience every time they visit. Whether a romantic getaway, girls’ trip or family vacation, there’s something for everyone in Provence.
I initially went to Provence to visit friends who spend a third of the year here, and to photograph Cuisine Libre, a book that takes viewers on a gluten-free journey in the region, featuring the Michelin-starred restaurant, La Fenière.
Food & Wine
You are truly spoiled for choice here with a very high concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants, wonderful markets and amazing bistros and cafes. Rosé is the wine of the region and you’ll find many tasting opportunities along your journey.
Getting There & Away: Direct flights daily from major U.S. cities to London or Paris. From there it’s a short flight (1.5-2 hrs.) to Marseille Provence Airport.
Budgeting Tips: Plan in advance, especially if you are going in summer. Airfares and accommodation rates go up quickly during high season.
Packing Considerations: Pack in layers. Spring and fall tend to have quite warm days and cool evenings. Keep in mind that Europeans tend to dress up more for dinners out, so having a few evening options is helpful as well.
Good To Know: The region of Provence is quite large and transportation within often requires a car.
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