Of all of France, Provence is one of the most beautiful regions. From its snow-capped mountains to its glorious sunshine and delicious food, Provence is the perfect place for a weekend away.
With white sand beaches, historic towns and villages, and an array of museums and galleries, Provence has a lot to offer. With a relaxed, tranquil atmosphere, this region is the perfect place to visit if you are in need of a break.
To ensure that you have the most amazing time, I have put together some useful tips for planning your trip, here:
Pick luxurious accommodation
This advice applies to any romantic weekend away; as when it comes to romance, where you stay is crucial. When you want to spend some one-on-one time with your partner, I personally, think that luxury holidays are the best option.
When it comes to a romantic weekend away, spoiling your partner is crucial. That’s why, when choosing the perfect accommodation, you need to be picky. If your budget doesn’t stretch as far as a luxury hotel, staying in a fancy villa could be ideal. You can find some amazing deals on villas online, so make sure to shop around.
As you are only going for a weekend, try to eat out every night, so that you get to try as many delicacies as possible. To find all the best restaurants near where you are staying, have a look on TripAdvisor. However, no matter where you choose to eat, the food will be amazing.
You’ll find that like the rest of South France, that the food is widely inspired by Mediterranean cooking. On the menu, you will readily find dishes like antipasti, bread and olive oil, olives, and spicy meats. As many areas of Provence are located near the sea, you will also find many seafood dishes on offer. The most famous of which is Bouillabaisse, a delicious seafood stew.
Visit the markets
France is famous for its amazing markets, so while you are there, make sure to check them out. There’s nothing nicer than strolling through a beautiful French market on a Sunday morning – grab a coffee and a croissant and have a browse.
One of the best markets is held at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. This market is held over a winding canal and is the perfect place for a romantic brunch. Not only are there hundreds of stalls to look at, but the water and cute side street cafes gives this place a great vibe.
Have a picnic at the Pont-du-Gard
One of South France’s most beautiful pieces of architecture, the Pont-du-Gard is the perfect place for a romantic picnic. Pack a hamper with your partner’s favorite treats, a bottle of champagne, and head down here for a romantic lunch. If the weather’s warm you can even go for a refreshing dip here – don’t forget your swimsuits.
There is so much to see and do in the region of Provence, that in a weekend, you won’t even be able to fit a quarter of it in. Your best bet for a romantic break is to keep things relaxed, and not worry about rushing around. See and do what you can, and save everything else for your next visit.