Travel France Online’s just published my research on the charming architecture of Provence which beguiles the thousands of visitors that stay in this stunningly beautiful area of France each year. Despite the much admired golden stone walls, brightly painted shutters and low hung, clay tiled roofs these charming buildings were not build so much as to appeal to the eye but with more practical requirements in mind, the need to withstand the fierce gusts of the Mistral wind and the relentless summer heat. Regardless, the overall effect is entrancing and helps make Provence an idyllic spot. Its’ dramatic landscape, abundant countryside of vineyards, fruit trees, olive groves, lavender and sunflowers together with its golden stone villages make it all utterly entrancing!

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You can remind yourself of Shutters and Sunflowers original article here.

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