Walking in Provence provides an excellent selection of over 40 walks in this popular area. Covering the Alps Maritimes, Var, Vaucluse and northern Provence, the suggested walks are of short and medium length. Each walk is fully described and illustrated with a sketch map and photographs. Local information of interest to the walker is thoroughly researched, and each walk captures the very essence and atmosphere of life in Provence. There are 42 walks of short and medium length all with clear, accurate descriptions of the routes and detailed maps to accompany them. There is also practical information for the visitor as well as the historical and cultural background to the area.
None of the walks in this book goes higher than 2000 metres and many of them are considerably lower. They are generally within the capability of an averagely fit person and are graded Difficult, Medium or Easy. The comments after the grading should give a good idea as to whether the walk is suitable for you.
INTRODUCTION The Provençal Regions A Short History of Provence Walk Explanations and Signposting Guidelines for Walking in Provence Travelling to Provence When to Go Accommodation Clothing and Equipment Flora and Fauna Provençal Writers and Artists Regional Specialities Markets
THE WALKS ALPS MARITIMES 1 Baou des Noirs and Baou des Blancs 2 Baou de St-Jeannet and ruins of Castellet 3 Le Chemin du Paradis - from Bar-sur-Loup to Gourdon 4 Pic de Courmettes and Puy de Tourettes 5 Le Baou de Saint-Jean 6 La Route Napoléon 7 La Vallée de la Siagne 8 Tour of Mont Vinaigre 9 L'Estérel - Lac de l'Écureuil and Three Passes 10 Pic du Cap Roux VAR 11 Castle Ruins and Ste-Croix 12 Chapel of Notre Dame d'Orgnon 13 Tour of the Ste-Baume 14 Old Village and Château of Rougiers 15 St-Jean du Puy and Mont Olympe 16 Montagne de Ste-Victoire 17 Marcel Pagnol Country 18 Circuit du Latay 19 Le Mourre d'Agnis
VAUCLAUSE Luberon region walks 20 Abbaye de Sénanque, Gordes 21 Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and Wall of the Plague 22 Fort de Buoux and Aiguebrun 23 Short Walk around the Colorado Provençal 24 Long Walk around the Colorado Provençal 25 North Side of Luberon Mourre Nègre Ventoux walks 26 Le Barroux to La Roque-Alric 27 Les Gorges de la Nesque 28 Les Gorges de Curnier - south side of Mont Ventoux 29 Vaison-La-Romaine to Crestet 30 La Gambade - from Gigondas (Dentelles de Montmirail) 31 Les Dentelles de Montmirail
NORTHERN PROVENCE 32 Three Chapels Walk from Digne-les-Bains 33 L'Ichtyosaure Fossil National Geological Reserve Site 34 Le Serre de l'Esclangon National Geological Reserve 35 Sommet de Cucuyon or Sommet de Couard 36 Le Cousson 37 La Bigue du Siron 38 Les Rochers des Mées 39 Les Gorges de Trevans 40 The Verdon Gorge - Sentier Martel 41 The Lower Verdon Gorge 42 Le Sommet de Crémon
APPENDIX A: Maps APPENDIX B: Tourist Offices and Syndicats d'Initiative APPENDIX C: Market Days APPENDIX D: Glossary of Provençal words