We found two beautiful cottages (Nos. 716 and 815) on a 17th century farm in the quiet Vaucluse region. Amenities include an infinity pool, barbecue and patios. Newly renovated.
Gites de France de Vaucluse, Loriol-du-Comtat, France; 011-33-4-90-85-45-00, www.gites-de-france-vaucluse.com. Weekly rentals from $415.
Shirley and Bill Cabeen, Los Angeles
Where to eat
Before a trip to New Orleans in 2006, I found this website that chronicled the post-Katrina restaurant reopenings [pictured: dining in French Quarter]. It continues to be a valuable resource. Webmaster Tom Fitzmorris is a culinary treasure