All tagged Provence

The French Provence • Around the Gorges du Verdon

There is something about the Provence that instantly makes you feel on vacation. I’m not sure whether it’s the warm weather or the relaxed lifestyle, but either way there’s no better place to kick-off summer. Which is exactly what people all over the world seem to think! Two years ago I first discovered the Eastern part of this region with my family (as told in this two-part blogpost), so this time around we wanted to discover the West, more specifically the surroundings of the epic Gorges du Verdon. While staying in an Airbnb in Salernes, we discovered glorious nature and charming villages through multiple day trips documented here under.

The French Provence • Part two

My family vacay in the Provence was such a dream because it was the perfect mix of chilling and discovering. Days wandering cobbled streets were alternated with days by the pool. So for your stay I would definitely recommend picking a place that has a picture perfect swimming pool, such as Ferme Michel, our Airbnb. Its location near the Mont Ventoux also allowed us to do all those day trips with car rides under one hour.

The French Provence • Part one

When I say cicadas and lavender, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? That's right, the Provence! A poetic region in the South of France and a getaway for many lucky ones in summer. With its wild nature and idyllic landscapes, it is a haven of serenity. While at the same time, the many picturesque villages scattered across the region offer plenty of options for discovery. It can be daunting to approach a region this big, so in true 'Gerrit and the City' fashion, I made up a few day trips for you. Enjoy!