I have the good fortune of having a sister living in one of the world's most wonderful cities - Paris. For my 2005 visit, I timed going over to correspond with the Toussaint Holiday (end of October/ first of November)when schoolchildren in France are off for a week. For the holiday we decided to take a road trip and explore the Provence! We rented a wonderful vacation house in the beautiful town of Roussillon. Roussillon served as our home base for a week of exploring. Our 'holiday house' (as my 3 year old nephew Adam termed our temporary home) at the edge of town was perfectly situated. My sister located the house by running an internet search for vacation rentals. Fully equipped with 3 bedrooms, full bath, kitchen and beautiful patio w/ built-in brick grill accomodated the 5 of us quite perfectly. Dan, my beau-frere (French for brother-in-law) appreciated the grill since they currently live in center city Paris. Roussillon is a beautiful town and famous for its ochre cliffs and multihued buildings. We spent the week making daytrips to many of the regions attractions. The only problem we had was trying to figure out what to include in our brief 'taste' of Provence!