Scott Thorne

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Readers' travel tips: Provence

Winning tip: Carrières de Lumières, Les Baux<p>The huge underground quarries close to Les Baux-de-Provence, left behind after the bauxite mines were exhausted, have been converted to host a spectacular audio-visual show. We saw paintings by Van Gogh and Gauguin displayed on the floors, ceiling and …

Travels on the Run: Aix-en-Provence

From the foot of Cours Mirabeau — some call it France’s most beautiful avenue — in Aix-en-Provence I make my way past history and beauty intertwined. Richly decorated, Italianate-style <i>hôtels particuliers</i> (private mansions) hark back to the sun-kissed city’s 17th-century golden age, these days …

Garden Visit: A Parisian Stylist in Provence

At the age of 69, Nicole de Vésian’s real adventure started. Retired from a career of designing hats and linens for Hermès, she decamped to Provence …

Landscaping

A Medieval Town (and a Modern Garden) in Provence

In one of the oldest medieval towns in southeastern France sits a sprawling stucco-and-tile house built in the 1920s by the grandfather of Anne-Marie …

European Travel

Purple and Green: Across the Lavender Fields in Provence

Smooth hills, green trees and the purple spots of the <b>lavender fields</b>. As I drove across this enchanting landscape I thought that this was the essence …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Hiking