I had the good fortune to be born in Provence and spend my early years here, before being displaced to a place of grey skies and damp (a place called "England").

But for the last 20 years I have been exploring this region from my Luberon base, and this site is where I will post everything I have discovered that might be of interest to the visitor.

What’s in it for me? The pay-off for me comes when you book one of the charming rental properties I have personally visited, photographed and approved for inclusion here – each really does exist and their owners do too (which is not a guarantee you will find everywhere on the internet). You can book these special places direct from the owners.

But the real benefit for me is that it allows me to compile this guide to an extraordinary part of the world, and keep it constantly evolving and updated.

Oh yes, this is the ‘About me’ page – I am at that age when restaurant menus are too small, and live with my family in the Luberon. I spend all the time that I can wandering around Provence with camera and notebook, and post my findings here.

Paolo De Paolis

P.S. You can contact me at paolo@theluberon.com