PJ Adams Shares her Perfectly Provence Travel Tips
Recently, PJ Adams the author of Intoxicating Southern France shared with readers why she is intoxicated by Provence (and the rest of France). If you missed the previous article, follow this link to learn more about why PJ is legally intoxicated by Provence.
This, is how PJ describes her Perfectly Provence:
Personally, I love this beautiful terrain and the quirky culture of these resourceful, grounded people. However, I’d suggest they defy categorization. These are resilient, colorful, unconventional people with an agenda all their own. They create their brand of cuisine for example—not quite French, not quite Spanish, but a unique blend of local ingredients that come together in dishes that don’t just stick to your ribs—they stick to your soul. This is a land not just blessed with earthly abundance and historical wonders. It’s a land where culture, tradition, and reliance on solid values color the way the Provençaux live, how they dress, what they do, and how they handle the tourism spotlight.
An afternoon in the Golden Triangle area sipping wine at a table next to a vineyard, enjoying some Provençal cuisine, and then taking a nap or a dip in a pool. Sublime.
If a reader of Intoxicating Southern France asked you about 3 things they must DISCOVER in Provence what would those be?
Provence is a place of proud history and traditional culture, like other areas of Southern France. But, rather than the land shaping the people, I’d suggest the people significantly shape the Provence we know and love. Provence is well known as the home of the French “peasant.”
- Why the Romans loved it here and how they left their mark(s).
- What makes Provence a little kingdom all its own in France—and in defiance of the Parisian attitudes.
- How to create Daube.
If a reader asked you about 3 things they must TASTE in Provence what would those be?
- French Garlic
- Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine
- Calissons from Aix-en-Provence
- Wander through a field of lavender.
- Look out over the valley from les Baux de Provence and contemplate the centuries of history here.
- Have a baguette and fromage picnic with good wine laid out on a blanket in the middle of a vineyard.