Experience Provence With The Locals

While vacationing in Provence there is so much to do while renting your villa in Provence. Only Provence will guide you on the best places to visit in Provence.

Sip Pastis With The Locals

After spending a relaxing morning meandering through the village’s markets, stop and sit at a Bar in the main square, normally Mairie (town hall), and sip the regional drink–Pastis. This drink is made from a blend of concentrated alcohol, an aniseed essence that comes from the distillation of the star anise plant, licorice powder, water, sugar and an infusion of numerous Provençal plants such as thyme, rosemary, savory, sage and verbena. In doing so, you get the to sense the real spirit of Provence’s village life, hear the village chatter and watch a game of “boules” (also called petanques).

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Jumping the Picket Fence Light Through the Cracks

Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon, Amazon.uk, and Amazon.Fr.