Permission to indulge
There is a France that can only be reached by foot, a country revealed a few hours into a leisurely stroll. It’s a simple, unadorned France, quiet and beautiful, a million figurative miles from the Paris tourist beats (‘…and on the left side of the coach you can see the Louvre…’) and the skin-deep playgrounds of Cannes and Saint Tropez.
This is a France of Breil Sur Roya, the hamlet of crumbling medieval cottages and faded, painted wine advertisements on a bend of the River Roya. A France of lavender fields, purple and brilliant in the Aix en Provence sun. A France of tiny wineshops and cheese purveyors, tucked away in stumbled-upon alleys in Crillon le Brave or Séguret or Vaison-la-Romaine.
It’s a France that hasn’t changed much in a century or three, as much a state of mind as a destination. Where your lunch is enjoyed in a restaurant carved from a limestone hillside. Where waterwheels turn lazily in languid river currents and a stop for coffee can last a morning. It’s a France we love at Peregrine, and one we’d love to show you.
Trips & tours in France
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