Set atop a rocky outcrop in the Alpilles mountains, the striking town of Les Baux-de-Provence in southern France, sits proud. And so it should do. A listed heritage site, it is known as one of France’s most beautiful villages. Built up of stone and cobblestones, this medieval village viewed from outside will be etched in your memory for a long time. And once inside you’ll be just as impressed. Narrow cobble stoned streets and shady squares are lined with terrace cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops – a treat to stroll around. And, as an area noted for its excellence in ‘flavoursome foods,’ you’ll also be in for an indulgent culinary experience. At the top of the village there’s a chateau with splendid views stretching out as far as Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Victoire mountain, and there’s a lovely santon museum in the village. In June, be sure to attend the Fete de la Saint-Jean for sound, lights and fireworks.