National Geographic Traveler
All travel, All the time

from April 2006
Tunes from France! Listen to selections from Putumayo's French Café

» Listen to a sample of "La Mer Opale"
» Listen to a sample of "En Douce"
» Listen to "Mal Ô Mains"

Authentic Shopping Guide

Photo: Indian shoes

Traveler's panel of experts give their picks for handcrafted items from around the world.
» Click Here

Ultimate Travel Library

Photo: Travel books

Delve into a globe-spanning literary ramble with the world's best travel books.
» Click Here

A*List: Best of Travel Newsletter

Photo: Vlissingen, Netherlands

Sign up for our newsletter packed with tried-and-true travel tips, exclusive deals, book discounts, and more!
» Click Here

Provence Photo Gallery
Photographs by Catherine Karnow
Provence Photo Gallery
1 of 10 »

One of Provence's hilltop villages perchés—perched villages—that date to the Middle Ages, Le Beaucet sits in the Vaucluse hills under the once-watchful gaze of its medieval castle. "There are so many perched villages in Provence," says photographer Catherine Karnow. "I thought Le Beaucet a stunning one." Not to miss: the 12th-century church, the Hermitage of St. Gens a mile (1.6 km) away, the baked goods at the Boulangerie Artisanale, and a meal at the rustic Auberge du Beaucet.

Read more about this region of France in "Insiders Provence," in Traveler's April 2006 issue.

E-mail a Friend

Traveler Subscription Offer
Our Picks

Center for Sustainable Destinations

Learn how to preserve the authenticity of the places you love.

Click Here

The National Geographic Traveler Reader Panel

Are you a real traveler? Someone who cares about authenticity? Who has a point of view about where we should travel—and how? Then tell us what you think and be eligible to win a trip to almost anywhere in the United States.

Click Here

National Geographic's Environment Site
Find out the latest environmental news, get eco-friendly tips, and download photos and wallpapers.

Click Here