Discover the true scent and colours of Provence
Perfect for...leisurely cycling, browsing the charming local markets adorned with provencal fabrics, or relaxing by the pool.
Throughout June until the end of August, experience the dazzling light that bathes this intoxicating landscape with fields of sweet smelling, bright purple lavender that sprawls endlessly across its fields. Enjoy cycling along the carefully planned cycle trails stopping for an alfresco lunch in one of the stunning hilltop villages offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape that has captivated artists throughout the centuries. Browse the local markets where displays of provencal fabrics, pottery and artists works will dazzle you in an area renowned for its sunshine days and blue skies all year round. Afterwards, simply relax by a pool or reflect on the experience of seeing and smelling the fields of bright purple lavender under the deep blue sky, that you have just cycled amongst earlier, before getting ready to have your next alfresco gourmet dinner.
Our cycling holidays start and finish at ***Auberge Charembeau, Forcalquier with its pool and garden. A very pleasant hotel, originally an 18th century farmhouse, set in large grounds and surrounded by stunning countryside. The rooms are spacious, very individual and often in turrets and towers and up winding staircases.
The perfect addition to your holiday: Pamper yourself with a 3 nights Chateau Escape in the 4 star Hotel la Mirande in Avignon. Michelin chef.