We went there in June 2017 and lived for a few days in a small walled village called Vallabregues, just outside of Avignon. We rented a car and drove all over the area – to Nimes and Gordes and Arles and Saint-Remy-de-Provence and all the way to the Mediterranean.
What amazed me most was how many ancient constructions are still in daily use. We passed by a Roman amphitheatres that had just hosted a rock concert and walked across the Pont-du-Gard, a more than 2000 year old Roman aqueduct. Castles of all shapes and sizes are used as event venues and bridges that are hundreds of years old carry modern traffic.
I would love to have more time to explore the area and soak in the atmosphere. Being a resident, not a visitor, would be a whole new experience.
What about you? Is there somewhere you would like to live for a year? Let me know, and then hop over to see where Leslie Hachtel would love to live!