’Evening in Les Baux-de-Provence.’
During the summer season Les Baux-de-Provence is a highly frequented village with many souvenir shops, restaurants and cafés. Those who want to avoid the masses return in the evening or out of season and discover a delightful Provençal village.
Les-Baux was once the seat of the noble Des Baux family who were Princes of Orange from 1181 till 1386. Photo Paul Smit.
Hiker overlooking the perched village of Gorbio in the hinterland of Menton, just after sunset. Photo Paul Smit.
'Eze above the Côte.'
From a distance Eze is the most enchanting 'village littoral' of the Côte d'Azur. Here its roofs are seen from the Exotic Garden, with the Cap Ferrat peninsula in the distance. But every other building is a souvenir or antiques shop, coffeehouse or ice cream vendor. Photo Paul Smit.
Corippo in Valle Verzasca is seen as one of the most authentic villages of Ticino and put under protection. The houses were built close around the church since arable land was scarce. Photo Paul Smit
Gorbio, lying on the slopes behind Menton, is one of the most beautiful villages littoral at the Côte d'Azur. And that's saying something, because really, all villages here are picturesque. Photo Paul Smit.