Provence France Horseback Riding Vacation

France's A Taste of Provence

The area surrounding Mas de Recaute is so beautiful that it would be a shame to miss the opportunity to explore it in depth. That is why the Provence Stationary Ride was developed. A mas is a Provencal farmhouse. It is at the Mas de Recaute that riders will be based. You will ride out to explore the hills, meadows, fields, forests, farms and villages of this breathtaking countryside.

This horseback riding vacation tours an area of olive groves, vineyards and lavender fields. Even the aroma of the air is a delight. The author of "A Year in Provence", Peter Mayles lives only a short distance away from Mas de Recaute. This is classic Provencal countryside. It is difficult to take a bad photograph of this area of Provence because the landscape is so beautiful.

A major feature of the area is the fields of cherry trees, while perhaps the most spectacular is the miles and miles of lavender fields grown for the perfume industry. It is hard to imagine lavender colored flowers on small shrubs of equal height for as far as the eye can see. It is a wonderful sight.

The horses you will ride are fit and are of the French saddle type. Most are Camargue, Selle Francais or a mixed breed. The pace of the trail will depend on the conditions faced each day. At times, it will be fast and at others it will slow down. You will also get an opportunity to explore some of the more impressive villages of the area on foot so you can shop and visit the cafes.

Although this horseback riding vacation is based mainly at Mas de Recaute, you will spend one night near the village of Buoux in the heart of the Luberon Mountains because this area is a day's ride away and is well worth exploring. Your luggage will be waiting for you at the accommodation.

The rooms at Mas de Racaute are of the type found in most bed and breakfasts and have private baths. The atmosphere is relaxed and is reflective of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Siestas are an every day occurrence and one that you will get accustomed to easily.

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