I have always dreamt of spending a year in Provence. Unfortunately for me, a week would have to suffice. Staying in the picture perfect village of Vaison-la-Romaine was some compensation though
Loveliest of French islands, Ile de Ré has all the ingredients for an idyllic, laidback holiday. Think long sandy beaches, retro charm, friendly people and superb seafood. Who needs St Tropez?