Though my favorite Provencal hotel is now gone from Saignon, it is still the quintessential, hilltop town worth visiting when you're biking, hiking or driving through this area of France.
The dreamy town center (all of three streets) will provide you with views of this fountain, as well as the gorgeous Luberon Valley. The small church in town is a pilgrimage stop for those walking from Rome going to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
No place in Provence ever stole my heart quite like Saignon did. It's a quiet place with just one bakery in town and only a handful of restaurants, but it has plenty of charm.
For a great walk and the best view around, follow the sings for 'the rock'. Due to its height and location in the valley on this rock formation, Saignon was used as an ancient observatory and a signal station.