Since this is the time of year when one should really talk about lavenders, I thought I would take you to some place off the beaten tracks.

The Baronnies are the first hills that we encounter when leaving Vaison-la-Romaine towards the Alps, it is Provence’s best kept secret. A nirvana for cyclists, it is also Instagram’s paradise… just see for your self!

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Other typical products of Provence’s generous nature, olive and apricot trees grow here too

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St Jalle, Drome Provençale

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