Looking for something different? Hire a convertible and head off on your own mini road trip to the Gorges du Verdon. Follow the road as it winds its way around the tip of the gorge and you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the river below as it snakes its way through the Grand Canyon of Europe.
It is difficult to do justice to Arles in a single day. It's a city where the influence of the Roman Empire is evident in UNESCO-listed sites, including the magnificent 20,000 capacity amphitheatre Les Arènes. Also, Vincent Van Gogh lived in Arles – walk in his footsteps and see the locations featured in some of his most famous paintings.
In Provence & French Riviera, wine tasting often revolves around fabulous settings, gourmet food, warm hospitality and, of course, excellent wines. Stay in a grand château or a boutique hotel, then enjoy a guided tour of vineyards and wineries, concluded by a private tasting in medieval cellars.
Situated in the Rhône delta, the Camargue National Reserve is a UNESCO-designated wetland and home to two world-famous residents – the black bulls and white horses. There's no better way to explore the reserve and see the wildlife than on horseback, with full and half-day excursions available for novices and experienced riders alike.
So, you've dined in style and it's now time to widen your culinary horizons by enrolling at one of the region's popular cookery schools. It's a great way to learn some of the secrets of Provençal gastronomy under the watchful eye of an experienced chef. Many classes combine practical instruction with wine tastings and tours of local food markets.