My friends Marleen and Marc, Belgians, invited my kids over for an art class as they are both very talented artists themselves. She, a painter, he, a sculptor, they have some of their works displayed at their home which is so charming and peaceful. They have created an oasis of tranquility in the hills above this tiny Provencal town.
On another note, roses clearly love this climate as they are blooming everywhere. At the end of grape rows in vineyards and climbing up trellises at people's small village homes. Even though many apartments in the villages have no yards, they seem to take great pride in producing lush greenery in pots or a tiny circle of dirt at their front doors.