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.
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.
And now it's May, and roses are blooming in the gardens. In Bédoin, the Roseraie de Gérenton reopens its doors from May 13 to June 18. 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 Saturdays 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.
The mood is already festive!
The big festivals are just around the corner, but in the meantime, the calendar is starting to fill up with festive events. Opening the ball in March, the Festival (Bien) Après les Vendanges, now scheduled in spring, gets the communes of Vaison-la-Romaine, Rasteau, Séguret, Entrechaux, Villedieu and Savoillans swinging. In April, the Festo Pitcho, a concentrated program of live shows for young audiences, brings the towns and villages of the Vaucluse region to life for three weeks.
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!
Your dream vacation here : Maison de Pierravon !