If you want to experience an authentic Provence village, Cabrieres d’Avignon is the place to do it. Located in the heart of dry stone land, in the Luberon National Park, you’ll see dry stone houses and walls all around. These stones were taken from nearby fields and bought together as works of art in villages like this one. Alongside, and within these rustic, golden stone constructions is a charming restaurant, bakers, butchers and grocery store for all your day to day essentials. Cabrieres d’Avignon is also a wonderful base from which to explore nearby Oppede-le-Vieux, a village that attracted attention during world war 2 when artists, sculptors and writers restored the houses and began living there. With two churches, the ruins of a castle and a couple of caves, of which one is inhabited, it’s a lovely afternoon out.