We love to walk and have recently taken our dog over to France with us, which has given us a great excuse to explore the walking trails around us even more than we have before.

During the summer it’s often too hot to walk any distance, with us preferring to cycle, as you tend to get a bit of a breeze (even if it is a warm one), but the Autumn, Winter and Spring offer some great weather to go on some decent walks.

The trails around us are well marked and it’s easy to find your way around, with many towns & villages having their own circular trails.

It’s also a great way to find some unusual, off the beaten-track places and historic monuments, from the Mur de La Peste near Cabrieres D’Avignon (Wall built to protect Avignon from the Plague) to a memorial made from pieces of a crashed Wellington Bomber in a valley near Simiane La Rotonde. There’s so much to see.

Below are some of our favourite walks:

Walking the ‘Mur de la Peste’ from Cabrières D’Avignon

An afternoon walk from the Abbaye de Senanque to Gordes.

Views from the Mourre Nègre are worth the walk!

A Morning’s Walk – from Lagnes to the source of the Sorgue

Hunting for Rhinos near Viens

On the trail of a WW2 Wellington Bomber

A colourful circular winter walk

Two Weeks in Provence – Day 11 – One of Mum’s 10 minute walks.

B ….’ Les Balades’ and ‘Les Bories’