Le Luc (83), France
Charming, sunbathed countryside rich in tradition and history... Turn off a road and discover fields of lavender or olive groves, vineyards or orchards, bucolic or awe-inspiring landscapes. In the picturesque villages, you will certainly appreciate the shade of the plane trees and the song of the cicadas...
If you are looking for variety, excellent cuisine and sunshine in a short break, then there is no better choice than Provence in the South of France.
The region is stunningly beautiful and very diverse, from pine-topped mountains and spectacular gorges to crystal clear aquamarine lakes, endless vineyards, fields of lavender and golden beaches.
Going to Provence you are not simply visiting, you are adopting a way of life. The pace is slow and laid back and there are smiles everywhere. Probably something to do with the 300 days of sunshine they get every year.
If you are looking for a wild nightlife, then this isn’t the holiday for you. Gay Provence is aiming its packages at ”refined gay tourists who are looking for something original”.
All accommodation is either in the private homes of gays or in gay/gay friendly hotels. Each has been hand-picked and vetted by ‘Gay Provence’.”We take the pain out of trying to find gay accommodation in provence and the places we have are secret, enchanting and off the beaten track,” explained Frederic Dumont, manager of Gay Provence.
The breaks ‘Gay Provence’ offer are seasonal and they’ve pretty much got events happening throughout the year. From June to mid August you can take the lavender trail, from September to December the olive route opens. From May through to November the cotes due Rhone and cotes de Provence vineyards open for wine tasting. If you really want to do something a little different you can’t beat truffle hunting in December.