Artfully trimmed topiaries of boxwood, antique Anduze urns, climbing Boston ivy, Pierre du Ronsard roses on stone walls all welcome you to come and sit in these often tucked-away courtyard spaces in Provence.
Not always do we feel like spending time in a large space, sometimes a more intimate space for some solitude sheltered by cool stone walls on a summer's afternoon is just what is needed.
Reading under the shade of a fig tree on a summer's day listening to the cicadas, the breeze through the leaves, and breathing in the herbal and floral scented air - this is not impossible to recreate in your own garden.
Water running from a natural source pours from a moss covered fountain and adds another sensory and classical layer to a French courtyard.
Create your French courtyard with our collection of stunning garden furniture and decor.
All photos by Hugh Cameron, Chez Pluie Provence at La Ferme du Bon Dieu, Provence.