Beautifully preserved, the small Provencal town of Lorgues in the Var region of south-east France is quite alluring. A town with a village feel, the pretty, narrow streets reveal vaulted passageways, ancient staircases and portes (entrances) set into the ancient wall. Shops, restaurants, and cafes are plentiful, and there’s a very popular market on a Tuesday morning, known as one of the best in the region. Visit the enchanting Boulevard Georges Clemenceau and Cours de la Republique for an enjoyable aperitif. In the centre of town stands the 18th-century St Martin church, to be viewed at sunset if possible where the grey stones are tinged pink. There’s also a lovely fountain built in 1711 with dolphins at each corner and an old sundial at the Place de l’eglise. For more information about the historic sites of Lorgues, there’s a fantastic walking tour marked by 20 numbered plaques, many of them dating from the 12th century.