Stay in a Provencal holiday cottage and discover the traditions of this beautiful region. Once the capital of medieval Europe, Avignon has regular markets and festivals. The Annual Provencal Festival in July celebrates the region's rich culture and traditions using its famous buildings such as the Popes Palace as venues. Explore the Luberon Regional Natural Park, a landscape of 'villages perches', orchards, vineyards and fields of lavender. Start at the village of Apt and view the town's archaeological museum and eleventh century church. Tour round the local candied fruit factory which also has a tempting shop. And, at the end of the day spent exploring Provence, return to your holiday cottage and enjoy a glass or 2 of the region's superb wines whilst preparing a delicious meal with local delicacies - the warm, sunny climate here means you'll probably be able to dine al fresco.