Local activites and events
Provence is not just for the summer. To quote Nick Trend of the Daily Telegraph, 'It was early March, yet felt as warm as an English summer. It was still too early for cherry and peach blossom, but the almond trees were swathed in white, the woods rang with birdsong, the sky was clear. Best of all there were hardly any tourists.'
Antique shopping- people come from all over the world to visit the antique shops and market (Sundays) in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Weekly vide greniers for the brocantes collectors are held in many local villages.
Walking - there is an endless choice of beautiful walks around Paillères, some with views through to the Alps on clear days. Two long distance footpaths pass nearby and the Gorge d'Oppeddette is just over the fields. The Montagnes de Lure (30 minutes to the north) offer fabulous walking with spactacular views.
Markets - the area is renowned for its markets, particularly Apt, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (antiques) and Forcalquier
Concerts - Provence is rich in cultural activities with many of the local villages having excellent concerts and art exhibitions
Painting - very popular for painters with amazingly clear light. Painting courses can be arranged at the house
Fêtes - all the local villages have fêtes with everything from circuses and dodgems to truffles and concerts
Eating out - within 30 minutes there are plenty of resturants, from the delicious rustic meals and atmosphere at Lardiers to
the highly fashionable in Bonnieux
Winetasting - many local vinyards provide plenty of opportunity for winetating
Paraponting - hang gliding, a popular sport locally owing to the mountainous terrain and the magnificent sights, has a number
of good centres nearby
Cycling - there are many routes dedicated to the cylclist through beautiful countryside
Horse riding - riding can be arraged locally in what many describe it as ideal riding country
Truffle hunting - not all Prvencaux are secretive about where to find truffles!