Walking in Provence - West

Drôme Provençal, Vaucluse, Var

This guide offers 30 circular day walks in the western half of Provence, the large sun-kissed coastal region of south-east France. Spanning from the Baronnies in the north to the Ste-Baume ridge in the south, the walks are set in the areas of the Drôme Provençale, Vaucluse and the Var.

Provence is a colourful paradise, with a backdrop of dramatic mountain ridges and deep river gorges. History is everywhere, in medieval villages, arcaded streets, abbeys, churches and castles. The sun attracts many visitors to the coast, but the diverse countryside inland provides so much more.

Suitable for all walkers of average fitness levels, the walks are graded for difficulty from short, easy routes to more challenging walks that can include precipitous sections, but no special equipment is needed.

Janette Norton

Janette Norton lived in France, near Geneva, for over 30 years with her physicist husband, Alan, raising four children and working in the marketing field. Her love of mountain walking dated from the time she was a guide in her twenties, and the proximity of the Alps and Jura to her home inspired her to continue her passion. After her children grew up, she branched out to explore other areas of France.

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