Vendange is one of the most important activities in the wine calendar. If the grapes are not picked, there is no wine! Vendange, or the “Grape Harvest” is a major event in Provence that starts in mid-September or late September, depending on the weather. Each farmer makes their decision as to when the best date […]
Visit the Venice of Provence
L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is famous for it’s antiques, and brocante. Its Sunday market attracts tourists and professional dealers from all over Europe. Still a working town with a village atmosphere, it is also called the “Venice of Provence” due to its water canals. Once a major industrial town, water wheels were built and powered by the […]
The Legend of Dame Sirmonde – Roussillon
Roussillon is ranked as one of the most beautiful villages of France and is totally unique. Roussillon is in the very heart of the biggest ochre deposits in the world and is distinguished by a wide palette of flamboyant colours. The village developed from an original castle which was built in 987. There is a famous legend, yet […]
Solving the Mysteries of Terroir
Villa Maison Tours work with some amazing and professional partners. “Wine Uncovered” is one of those partners. By using specialist partners, we can offer a truly amazing experience, immersing ourselves into the world of Wine in Provence. Olivier is an expat Englishman who lives in the region and conducts tours in English or French. Olivier […]
Discover the Villages of the Luberon
The Luberon is the playground of Europe. Located in central Provence, the Luberon is surrounded by three mountain ranges, the Petite Luberon, the Grand Luberon and the Luberon Oriental. Within this valley lies several famous hilltop villages surrounded by quality agricultural land. Key crops farmed include Cherries, Olives, Lavender and of course grape vines. The […]
Carrièrres De Lumières – Les Baux de Provence
In 2020, the Carrières de Lumières are illuminated by Salvador Dalí’s famous specific works. ‘Dalí: the endless enigma’ encompass more than sixty years in the career of the Catalan master, who developed and invented various artistic styles. You can explore a thematic itinerary comprising surrealistic and metaphysical landscapes and be immersed in the artist’s amazing […]
Find The Two Best Local Wineries Near Roussillon
La Royere is just over 10 minutes from Villa Rosalys, near the village of Oppede. This family run wine estate has been operating since 1988. Specialising in the local Provencal Rose, along with Red and White wine.
Do You Love To Go To Markets?
Not only is it Summer in the Provence, but every week in Summer, there are fantastic markets in every village. Food, clothes, bric a brac and the most famous of all, the Brocante markets.