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How to Have the Best Possible Trip in Provence

Where to stay, eat, and play on a tip-top tour of the region.

Headshot of Adam GopnikBY ADAM GOPNIK

Our 10-day trip through the Luberon and the Côte d’Azur was excellently organized in all its details—hotels, restaurants, museums, and more—by France-based travel adviser Philip Haslett, of Kairos Travel (now French Promise) —the man to contact ( The hotels were impeccably hospitable, each with what the French call an acceuil chaleureux—not just a warm welcome but one that, according to a French dictionary, manifests “de l’enthousiasme, de l’ardeur.” Nor did we have a bad meal, a reassuring fact for those of us who sometimes doubt, and often pray for, the continuities of French civilization. 


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