In springtime, as the vines regain strength after the winter months and are revealed in all their splendour, what they offer is crystal clear - the opportunity to become part of the life of a wine domain! Secateurs in hand, learn how to tame the vineyard eager to nurture its vines, then take to the providential coolness of the wine cellar for some wine tasting, with a little Pata Negra perhaps?... In between wine sampling, the Luberon invites you to discover its wildest hidden spots.
The scents of lavender and cypress trees, the green of the olive trees and the expanses of vines all bewitch the senses, to help you engage in total relaxation. Poetry comes to life in nature and every nook and cranny of the area, from the rustic bric-a-brac sales to the vibrantly coloured markets, from the cobbled narrow streets to the most famous vineyards, has a treasure to offer.
Marvel at the magnificent local buildings and castles steeped in history, explore the Sentier des Ocres (Ochre Pathway) in Roussillon and come away from the fabulous shows at Avignon festival with stars in your eyes. Tales and legends, music or theatre, open your mind, let your imagination roam free, share in an extraordinary realm which charms all generations. Let us all sing in unison the famous song "Le Temps des Cerises"...
With a picnic basket tucked under one arm, Jocelyne Sibuet's travel diary under the other, abandon yourself to the magic of Provence. Small markets oozing with charm, heaps of restaurants serving exquisite flavours and lavender fields as far as the eye can see... On your return from your summer escapade, the tranquillity at the Bastide welcomes you for a refreshing dip in pools that resemble ponds and blend in wonderfully with their setting. And then it's time to discover the Domaine's gem, its restaurant. Chef François Martin creates exceptional, melodious, fragrant cuisine, finding his inspiration in the fresh produce picked out each morning at the market.