84160 Cucuron, France
Picture postcard in ProvenceWe were staying in the tiny nearby village of Vaugines, which had only a small café. Our apartment host suggested Cucuron as a nearby place with more dining options and we were blown away by its beauty. In late September there were few tourists, and we enjoyed a wonderful dinner under the awning of Restaurant de l'Etang, named for the pretty pond surrounded by plane trees in the village square. You may recognize it from the movie "A Good Year." When we heard the next day was market day, we returned to find tables and tents surrounding the pond, one of the most picturesque markets we've seen.