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Tourves

The small village of Tourves is perfect for immersing yourself in village life, sample the local cuisine in the patisseries and handful of cafes in the streets leading up to the typical Provencal square. Further afield you will find the charming market town of Brignoles, just 10km away, with its maze of narrow twisting streets and beautiful old town.

  • 55 minsfrom Marseille

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provencal food

Nightlife

Nightlife at Tourves

Nights in Provence are fairly quiet with a good selection of bars and restaurants. Before heading off to dinner, learn how to play the traditional petanque, the Provencale ball game.

Shops & Facilities

Food Shopping

  • Baker
  • Mini market
  • Green grocer
  • Patisserie
  • Butcher

Healthcare

  • Pharmacy
  • Doctor / Clinic
  • Dentist

Markets

  • Food
  • Local crafts
  • Souvenirs

What will you find at the markets: the best local, seasonal fruit and vegetables; meat, fish, bread, olives, tapenade, honey and conserves, herbs and spices, cheese, goat cheese, flowers, oils and wines, ready-to-eat rotisserie chickens, Provencal fabrics and housewares; clothes, the perfect straw hat or straw basket to take to the markets, and much else besides.

Excursions and Places of Interest

Excursions and Places of interest at Tourves

Vineyards

Provence is a great destination for a walking vacation. There are trails for people of all abilities, including many hikes which are very suitable for families with younger children.

Distillery / Brewery

Apart from gazing at lavender fields, you can also visit lavender farms and distilleries, attend lavender festivals at Sault and Valreas, and buy lavender products like oil, essences, perfumes, soap, etc. In Coustellet there is even a Lavender Museum exploring the history of the cultivation of lavender in Provence.

Natural areas of beauty

Les Gorges de Regalon : just beside Merindol, take a wonderful walk through a narrow canyon; the scenery, terrain, and views all make this hike extremely interesting - actually spectacular.

The Alpilles mountains: at the heart of a region with a unique diversity of landscapes, this unique area was classified as a Parc Naturel Régional

Les Baux is a spectacular rock plateau 250m up in the sky with views south over the Alpilles, and to Arles and the Camargue.

Regions to visit

Discover all the charm of the 39 surrounding villages of Provence Verte, officially recognized as the territory of Art and History...

A tour around the Mont Ventoux gives you a different perspective of Provence, from the lavender country round Sault to the west, to the wine country and Roman treasures of Vaison la Romaine in the East, and the beautiful and little-known villages scattered in between.

Other excursions

Greaty number of activities and beautiful spots; you can canoe on the River Agens,or take a trip through the Verdon on an electric boat, cycle on the country roads of Provence or take a horserback ride through the hills...

Churches / Cathedrals

L'église Saint Probace, with its amazing view over the green countryside, is definitively a must

Castles

Every village in Provence was built around a castle or some form of defensive structure, and many of them remain, in differing states, from a few walls to entirely preserved buildings. Some are privately owned and not open to the public, but some can be visited.

Other Places of interest

Les gorges du Caramy,

Activities

Activities at Tourves

Land activities:

Other activities

Provence is a great destination for a walking vacation. There are trails for people of all abilities, including many hikes which are very suitable for families with younger children.

Other:

Bike hire, Cycle route, Horse riding

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