Spring vacations: in Provence, fine weather is already back!

Spring vacations: in Provence, fine weather is already back!

In Provence, almond trees bring spring to life

Emblematic of our beautiful Provence, almond trees are the first trees to bloom in the year, sometimes as early as February. Their branches are adorned with bunches of white flowers with pink highlights, brightening up fields, roadsides and paths.

floraison amandier provence printemps

They open the ball and herald the coming flowering of cherry trees and poppies, which in turn splash the Vaucluse countryside with their brilliant colors. This is a time for bucolic strolls and contemplation, lulled by the buzz of bees pollinating the flowers.

Provence verger de cerisiers en fleur au printemps

And now it's May, and roses are blooming in the gardens. In Bédoin, the Roseraie de Gérenton reopens its doors from 2 March to 11 May. The program includes guided tours of this garden of old roses, which boasts some 300 different varieties, as well as workshops, exhibitions, storytelling walks and concerts.


Farmers' markets make a comeback

Because good news never comes alone, farmers' markets are back in full bloom! In addition to the big Provencal markets in Bédoin, Vaison-la-Romaine, Carpentras and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, producers will be holding evening markets in the region's villages, offering local, seasonal produce. Mondays in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Tuesdays in Carpentras, Wednesdays in Mazan and Pernes-les-Fontaines, Thursdays in Malemort-du-Comtat, and Fridays in Bédoin... These are colorful markets where people take the time to chat. It's a time for reunion and conviviality. After all, this is Provence!

Asparagus and, above all, the famous Carpentras strawberry, with its delicate red color, are the queens of the stalls in April. Tasty and sweet, ciflorettes, garriguettes, clérys and pajaros delight gourmets and give rise to joyous festivities led by their dynamic brotherhood.


So, what are you doing for the next vacations?

If you want to make the most of spring's promise, head for the Vaucluse! And don't worry about finding your vacation rental at the foot of Mont Ventoux: Slow Provence will take care of everything!

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