Cobbled streets, stone houses and ancient wells are to be expected when visiting the lovely village of Alleins. Situated in the middle of a plain, in the Bouches-du-Rhone region, a stay here is perfect for exploring the Alpilles and countryside around The Luberon National Park. In the village itself, you’ll find a round tower with a spiral staircase that was once part of the 15th-century chateau, 16th-century stone houses with ancient doors and the main street lined with plane trees, which is a joy to walk through. If you start your journey around the old village at the Place de la Republique, you’re sure to find information plaques along the way citing churches, chapels and chateaus. Ideally situated for exploration, there are some wonderful hiking and cycling trails through the surrounding countryside.