Travel in 2021 is going to be challenging. We will continue to want to keep our distance and stay out of crowded, tourist resorts. Therefore, going somewhere so attuned to the traveller’s needs as Provence might not be your best option.
However, the desire to see our beautiful world up close is more potent than ever, and there is nowhere more idyllic than the Cote d’Azur. It is a place of the heady perfumes of lavender fields and the coast’s sea breezes, matched by the delicious light and shade of mountains and beaches.
So, how can we thread this tricky needle? How can we keep ourselves and others safe while immersing ourselves in the calm and luxury that will heal us?
The answer could easily be a road trip through Provence. Hiring a camping van and drawing out a route through the region. You can stop off long enough to admire the cuisine and the view and retire to your bed in your space.
Here we offer a suggested road route through Provence that will bring so much joy.
Starting some 25km east of Avignon, the provincial town of L’Isle-Sur-la-Sorgue is a beautiful place to begin your tour. It is known as the Venice of Provence, as the city is essentially an island surrounded by the river. There are many bridges, some private, but the public ones will lead you to the quaint old town.