Luberon, France

The Luberon is a hilly region in France, southwest of the French Alps. It is stunningly beautiful and captures everything you have read about France except the Eiffel Tower. Very green, ancient villages built from rough rocks, cobblestones, flowers, Lavender. We spent two days traveling to the villages of Lourmarin, Saignon, Roussillon with its ochre mountains, Gordes on a hillside (my favorite), the abbaye at Sénanque (regrettably the lavender fields were not purple yet), Isle Sur la Sorgue, and various others. Beautiful! Forget Paris, come here next time you are in France.