Any walk you take in this landscape is going to be a departure from the usual tourist routine -the scripted, often harried trajectory from museum to museum, church to church, restaurant to restaurant. A large part of our original inspiration for the series was to find a more natural way to experience the cultural and gastronomic pleasures of these places. There’s something deeply satisfying about arriving on foot at a town or village, having spent the day or even a few hours traversing the spectacular countryside. You get firsthand, bodily sense of the natural context out of which these man-made monuments arose. You experience for yourself the pace and rhythms of the lives that brought them into existence. And at the most basic level, you work up the kind of appetite that actually enables you to appreciate the great food and wine that awaits you at your destination.
Walking and Eating in Provence
- 38 carefully selected walks, from half day strolls and multi-day itineraries to ring walks - many accessible via public transportation
- Point by point walking directions, accompanied by detailed, easy-to-follow maps
- Insight into regional cuisine, with suggestions on the best places to sample local food and wine
- Advice on planning your trip, from when to go and what to pack to where to stay