Summer in Provence on Film

Today I’m continuing a series of posts celebrating film photography in some of my favorite locations around the globe. Pack your favorite flowy dresses, wide brimmed hats and market bags because today we’re heading to the south of France for a beautiful tour of Summer in Provence.

summer in provence louge chairs under dappled sunlight with large shady trees

Amidst the enchanting scenery of the south of France, centuries-old chateaus adorned with vibrant blossoms beckon, each steeped in rich history and charm. Nestled among the rolling hills, lavender fields, and vineyard rows, these chateaus provide the ultimate respite. The intimate size and vast on site amenities are ideal for honeymooners, weddings, and families alike.

Last summer I had the joy of staying at the intimate Chateau de Varenne in Sauveterre, just outside of Avignon. Our days began with glorious, locally sourced breakfast spreads on the terrace. Sun soaked afternoons were either spent by the pool or driving our adorable coverable mini-Coop from town to town. On one day, we ventured to bustling Aix-en-Provence. We could have spent a week exploring the winding streets and sitting in the vibrant squares. I truly could not have asked for a more restorative, beauty filled stay. Here are a few of my favorite Summer in Provence moments.

summer in provence lavender blooms
chateau de varenne breakfast room with blue walls and handpainted floral mural
summer in provence chateau steps on sunny day covered in ivy
summer in provence sun soaked market square in aix-en-provence with rattan chairs and people lounging under shady trees
summer in provence Bougainvillea in bloom next to turquoise doors
summer in provence rattan lounge chairs under shady trees with potted tree
summer in provence flowers in wall mounted pink pots

I photographed all the images in this Summer in Provence post on the Contax 645 system with Kodak Portra400 and Fuji400h in June 2023. One week was simply not enough time, though, so I am already dreaming of my next trip!

street in south of france with pink flowers and green trees

Thank you for exploring this Summer in Provence with me! If you are celebrating a wedding or engagement I would be thrilled to talk more about how we can beautifully capture your love story. Please click here or use the link below to inquire so we can start planning together. Katie Trauffer Photography is based in Maryland and happily serves beautiful destinations world wide.