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Corsica’s amazing mountain roads

One of my favourite places in Europe to drive around is Corsica. Even in the height of summer, when the Cote d’Azur is grid-locked, there are still plenty of quiet and empty roads to be found on this beautiful island.

The Lavender of Provence

Many of our Provence villas enjoy the arresting sight and scent of lavender in full bloom. As synonymous with the region as sunshine or Côtes-du-Rhône, the aromatic crop’s fiery rows run in perpetuity onto the horizon. Swathed in the intoxicating scent that swirls in the air, farm workers toil under a relentless sun, nurturing and tending their perfumed harvest, pausing in the shade from their back-breaking work for hunks of cantal and pain rustique, washed down with flagons of rosé to quench their labouring thirst.