Spring appears early in Provence. First indication it is a spring is when the almond trees are in bloom in early March. In April the fields are laid in their crimson red carpet as poppies are in bloom. Best of all, are the produce markets-- staple of every villages and towns. Here you will see the bounty of nature in multi-color--fresh green and white tender asparagus; red cherries; green aromatic herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage, basil); purple garlic and eggplants; mount of black olives. It is a feast for the senses!!!