After a full day of lavender hunting in the July heat, it's a relief to step into a prehistoric roadside hovel.
The best of these can be found at the Village des Bories, near Gordes, although you'll find them in various locations north of Aix-en-Provence. They primarily served as shepherds cottages on their route from the south into the summer pastures of the north.
Bonnieux is one of the most picturesque villages of the Luberon.
It's not far from Lourmarin, another village worth visiting.
This is a region that inspires…here's evidence…