If you don’t like crowds but would like to discover Provence, think about coming and disovering the area in March or April.
There are many advantages to come in March:
First of all you’ll have the sights for you. Even if some stores and a few restaurants are closed (but you won’t die from starvation), you’ll enjoy discovering the sights with no crowds.
This will give you a better understanding of the places. No problem to park, no problem to go through narrow streets and narrow roads.
Then you’ll de delighted by the superb spectacle of almond trees in bloom.
Just like Van Gogh who arrived in Provence in February 1888 you’ll be charmed by this beautiful white environment.
He featured almond trees orchards in several works.
Like olive trees, almond trees are an important part of Provencal culture since there are many local specialities with almonds. The famous Calissons of Aix-en-Provence are made with almond paste and candied fruits. Nougats are also made with almonds. There are almonds with chocolate around…
So you’ll have the opportunity to taste all of them and much more…