The Var region of Provence is particularly appealing. With its Mediterranean climate, lush verdant countryside, pretty rivers and celebrated hilltop towns, itís hardly surprising. Tavernes is a lovely little village, perfectly located to explore this wonderful region. The fortified village of Tavernes itself is delightful to stroll around, and a walk up the hill to see the Notre Dame de Bellevue Chapel is worth doing. Here you will be rewarded with pretty views of the village and surrounding countryside. Hiking through the natural landscape surrounding the village is a must, and for a perfect day trip, visit nearby Barjols with its pretty fountains, shops, cafes and restaurants. This region of south-east France is just beautiful.