Shepherds tend huge flocks in the hills
making spring lamb a Provence
staple,Article Roast Lamb
The back country roads in the Alpilles of
Provence in the south of France connect the
villages that are usually not more than ten mile s
distant from one another. Few cars use these
roads in May and June or in September October
and they make a great place for biking and
Olive groves line the roads and hiking trails with
are often well marked. The woods could be
closed in July and August depending on the fire
Do You need an International Driving Permit to drive in Europe.
In France and Italy you can rent a car and do not need to show an International Permit, only your drivers
license from your home country and perhaps your passport. Italian law requires that you carry an IDP as does
Spain, Portugal, Greece, and several of the former Soviet Union countries. The International driver's permit is
issued by the American Automobile Association AAA in the States and the CAA in Canada. The cost is $15
and not a bad bit of insurance against running into trouble while driving in Europe.
No Passing for
with right of
way to right
right of way
with yield to
Speed limits will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to various
towns. Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are
available in all large cities and at many TGV Train Stations.
Information for those renting a vehicle in Provence
Shop for your rental car online well ahead of your trip and choose diesel (more economical) or gas, luggage
space,(important) standard or automatic,(important) two door, four door and other options. See renting a
vehicle in Provence
France Travel, Provence, Burgundy Valley, Vacation France
France Travel, Travel to France,
Provence, and the Burgundy Valley
includes flight information, rental car, and
France Travel to
Paris, Provence, and
the Burgundy Valley
car, and lodging
France Travel to Provence could
include hiking and biking to the
Roman ruins in Arles and Glanum
near St Remy.
France Travel in Provence will include
back country roads in the south of France
that connect the villages and hill towns.
The towns are usually not more than ten
mile distant from one another and make a
great place for biking and hiking.
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