I cant wait to post you the photos for today whe i get back. I felt like I've visted 5 countries in one day.
Dale and I hired a car and drove around Provence today, starting from our hotel in Avignon we completed an anti-clockwise circle of about 400k's that took me from medieval villages, to the flat vineyards of wine country to the rocky plateau of lavendar farms to the eerie and rock strewn mountain of Mt Ventroux.
In Australia you could drive 400k's in one direction and have little if any variation, in Provence it felt like every 15 mins was a new scene and the photos show it.
Unfortunately this means that some of the places end up with a description in The Lonely Planet Guide as "has a fantastic cheese and wine fair in the first weekend of May".
The view from the restaurant where we had lunch didn't even get a mention in the book (see photo below in a week when i get home and can upload them) - awe inspiring isn't it - you think it would at least get a quote like "mostly harmless" (boom tish for all the HHGTTG fans).