Lavender fields, hilltop villages and spectacular rocky fjords, rosé wine and bouillabaisse, Cézanne and Van Gogh, cutting edge rap and hip-hop music, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, pétanque, scuba diving and Olympique de Marseille: Provence is a vibrant mix of romantic tradition and surprising, fast-changing modernity. This is an insider's guide to the best of it, from a professional journalist living there.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Win a Free Camper Van Holiday in Provence
Two quintessential fantasies fuse perfectly on a touring holiday in Provence with a classic Volkswagen T2 camper van, aka a combi, "bulli" or "vee-dub". This is, of course, the typical hippie van as seen at Woodstock or in the films Alice's Restaurant and,more recently, Little Miss Sunshine. These days rental VW combi vans come with a few more creature comforts such as iPod fittings and solar-powered showers, while still maintaining their mythic charisma. We've provided a guide to touring Provence - and the chance to win a free VW vacation with our partner, 69 Campers, who is also offering three stunningly refurbished camper van for hire in Provence. Click here to read more