Countryside scenes from Van Gogh
Country life whole lotta rosé
Why go? Not only does Provence boast breathtaking sun-soaked landscapes and world-class eating and drinking, but each slice of the province has its own distinct flavour. The southwest in particular is a land of light and color, where the languid river Rhône winds its way through fruit orchards, vineyards and fields of lavender before melting into the watery maze of the Camargue. From the dramatic clifftop village of Les Baux, set among the olive groves, vines and craggy uplands of the Alpilles, you can look out across the land that inspired Van Gogh: sunflowers and starry, starry nights.
Star wines semillon, cabernet sauvignon, rosé made with carignan and mourvedre grapes
Also grenache, cinsault, syrah, chardonnay, viognier