Why spend late summer in the Provence

In this blog you will find an answer to the question: why should you spend late summer in the Provence? The Provence is extremely popular. Rightly so. But most tourists come mainly during the summer months. While it is also a great place in the late summer.

The weather in late summer in the Provence

While it is often above 30 degrees Celsius during summer days, it is still pleasantly warm until the end of October, but no longer extremely hot. A lot nicer to take a nice walk, cycle up a mountain or visit beautiful villages. In our gîte you will find guides with walking and mountain bike routes and walking and cycling maps to get inspired. For example, the walking guide mentions the pleasant walk Hameau des Géants from the neighbouring village of Piégon.

View of vineyards during the Hameau de Géants walk

Less crowded

A visit to a real Provençal market is an unforgettable experience. In the summer you will have to get up really early for this because of the crowds. In the autumn it is a lot quieter and you therefore do not have to be there at the crack of dawn.

On our website you will find an overview of the markets in the area close to Le Rêve Provencal.

With more pleasant temperatures than in summer and with fewer tourists, a visit to a city such as Avignon, Orange or Montélimar is also a lot more fun.

Still organised activities

Fun activities are still being organised. For example, the pumpkin market in Montbrun-les-Bains, guided walks from Nyons and the George Brassens festival in Vaison-la-Romaine.

And still flowers in late summer in the Provence

When we were in the Provence in October 2020, I was surprised that there were still so many flowers to see. Not only purple, but also yellow autumn styleless. The wild cyclamen and western crimson are also in bloom. And the vineyards are starting to change colour. It also smells wonderful in many places; the grape harvest is in full swing!


A day of lesser weather?

In the unlikely event that the weather is not so nice for a day, there are plenty of things to do indoors. For example, visit a castle, such as that of Grignan, Suze la Rousse or Barroux. Or visit the olive museum and lavender distillery Bleu Provence in Nyons.

Cheap late summer in Provence

The prices for renting an accommodation are a lot lower outside the high season. Also a great reason to spend late summer in the Provence, right?

If, as a result of this blog, you feel like spending the late summer in Provence, please contact us quickly. We may still have availability.


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