Fresh bread stand at Cavaillon local market taking place every Monday. Those baguettes are mouth-watering, and this is very likely where you will start to taste life in Provence, France.
Next stand at Cavaillon market is devoted to olives, all locally produced, delicious. Who wouldn’t want to set their own life in Provence?
The market takes place downtown Cavaillon, so it’s obviously surrounded by typical picturesque shops. Like this one.
Life in Provence is also cobbled alleys and quaint villages
Narrow alley in the beautifully picturesque town of Gordes, Provence
Grocery shop in Gordes, perfectly in line with the quaint atmosphere of the village and region. This is life in Provence.
River crossing l’Isle sur la Sorgue, yet another lovely hamlet in the heart of the southern French province.
A very typical shop in Provence is the one selling spices and herbs, largely used in the local cuisine. This is in L’Isle sur la Sorgue.
Another typical product of Provence is soap, widely known under the name of Marseille Soap, sold in markets as well as shops. This was a lovely display in L’Isle sur la Sorgue.
Tiny alley in Lacoste, village that houses the former castle of the Marquis de Sade, now bought by fashion designer Pierre Cardin.
Ménerbes, a small village with some old buildings worth mentioning, such as this one: “La vie est belle!” (Life is beautiful), because life in Provence is no less than that.
Although cities like Avignon and Marseille are always packed with tourists, I think Provence’s beauty lies in its smaller towns. Here you can get under the skin of the region, live locally, taste the delicacies of their culinary tradition and get lost in the maze of their narrow side streets, in a nutshell, here you can enjoy and taste the true life in Provence.