I love those steps and stairways that you find all over Provence – in front of stone houses or leading up from a street in a hilltop village and just beckoning you to explore. Here are some of the prettier ones I’ve found on my travels.
The artistic use of wrought iron is one of the features of the architecture around Provence. Whether it’s on the top of church towers, part of intricate balconies or featuring in ancient gateways, wrought iron can be found everywhere. Here is a selection from all around the region.
One of the most attractive elements of Provence is the variety of brightly coloured shutters that adorn the windows of town and village houses. Here’s a montage of some I’ve discovered on my travels around the region.