We’ve visited the country many times over the years. In fact, Nicky lived in the Ardeche region for six months as a child and so it’s always held a special place in her heart.
Nowadays, we visit to house sit in lovely rural and village properties and to enjoy the laid-back lifestyle, with its traffic-free rural roads. And, of course, the wine, the food, the weather, the sublime scenery. The list is endless.
THE BASTIDE TOWNS AND BEAUX VILLAGES OF SOUTHWEST FRANCE
The bastide towns and “beaux villages” of southwest France boast an enticing mixture of history and beauty – here are 12 of our favourites