For our week in Provence we rented a wonderful villa near Avignon in the cute small village Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. Avignon is actually quite a big city and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is just five minutes up the hills on the other site of the river. It’s what I wish for in a little Provence town with its small alleys, charming old houses and quiet countryside atmosphere. I preferred staying there and wandering around so much more than the bustle of the city of Avignon. In my last post I wrote about my three favorite villages in Provence and I knew them before, but it was my first time in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and it’s definitely part of that list now. It has everything a Provence village should have in my eyes and the views are breathtaking. One thing that can’t be miss, if you visit Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is the antique market on Saturday morning. I could have gone crazy there, but sadly I was only traveling with hand luggage this time. You’ll find the most gorgeous old furniture, porcelain, art, vintage Hérmes scarves and other trinkets to bring home.
For this day of exploring Villeneuve-lès-Avignon it was a little cloudy, but still very hot. I was actually a little too hot in my dress, but I couldn’t resist wearing this perfectly light blue piece in this scenery. The vintage buttoned up front design is made for a ladylike Provence look. I combined it with my favorite blush Castaners that seriously take me places and my LoveShackFancy little linen clutch I got in NYC. I couldn’t wait to take it to Provence since I think the beautiful rose print on the linen fabric with the wooden handles fit so perfectly in this place. A similar print is on Sale right now here. I really think it’s a timeless special piece for every summer to come.
If you’re planning a trip to Provence I would definitely recommend stopping in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. There is so much more to explore like a castle and little cafés and I can’t wait to be back to go to the Saturday antique market – this time with a car. I will never get tired of traveling to Provence! There’s so much to discover and every time my list of favorite places I want to revisit gets longer.