Topped by its old 12th century church, Bonnieux cascades down the hillside and offers a spectacular panoramic view across the fields, orchards, and vineyards of the Calavon River valley. Another mountain range, the Monts de Vaucluse, enclose the northern side of the valley; beyond that,...

Driving through Lacoste and Menerbes en-route to a day market in Bonnieux left no doubt as to why Picasso, Cezanne, Van Gogh and Renoir found such inspiration here. Carissa and I fell in love with the fields of red poppies that made it seem as...