Maussane-les-Alpilles, sitting on the other side of the mountains is one of the prettiest villages in Provence.
Yes, I am biased because I am based in the Alpilles mountain area. The truth is, whether you are experiencing the Luberon or the Alpilles, Provencal villages are truly glorious.
I am spoilt and can visit restaurants out of season; summer time we tend to stay close to home. The season is busy with visitors, the heat means shade and swimming are front of mind and in general there is a laziness that consumes.
Languid, is the word I would use to describe summer.
If you are visiting Saint Rémy de Provence, then Maussane-les-Alpilles is a must. The drive that cuts through the Alpilles mountains is spectacular and there are some wonderful restaurants to enjoy.
Life in Provence would not be the same without Bistro du Paradou…