Prettiest Villages of Provence?

Menerbes ViewWe regularly hear about the chic resorts on the Cote d’Azur coast but what about the lovely villages away from the coast.


Here are the top villages according to Les plus beaux villages de France.

Bargème / Var
Gordes / Vaucluse
La Roque-sur-Cèze / Gard
Les Baux-de-Provence / Bouches du Rhône
Lourmarin / Vaucluse
Ménerbes / Vaucluse
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie / Alpes de Haute Provence
Roussillon / Vaucluse
Seillans / Var
Tourtour / Var
Venasque / Vaucluse


Here is what they say about Ménerbes …..


From the top of a rocky spur overlooking the Luberon garrigue and vineyards, the fortified village of Ménerbes and its castle watch over the neighbouring Most Beautiful Villages of Gordes and Roussillon. Inside, the narrow streets reveal a wealth of heritage : old houses, the town hall square with its 17C belfry and bell tower. Like many villages in the Luberon, Ménerbes has attracted several famous artists such as Picasso who used to have a house there.