When it comes to dream destinations, few have been mythologized as much as France's Provence. This sprawling, sun-splashed Mediterranean region—bursting with olive groves, orchards, wild herbs, vineyards and antique stone villages where pastis and rosé wine flow—has for generations drawn moguls, movie stars and legions of tourists in search of a piece of the good life. Yet Provence has managed to keep its authentic heart intact as it has evolved. A week-long driving tour highlights the best of the region, from the coast of Marseille through Les Alpilles and the Lubéron up to Mont Ventoux, in striking distance of the Rhône's great wine regions.
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