Lorgues is a hub within great wine country, with an exceptional number of respected vineyards and winemakers in its immediate surrounds, including some plantings of great antiquity. It naturally makes a good base for a day or two of oenophilic tourism, and offers great opportunities to buy something special for those at home, without paying retail prices.
It's also ensconced between two rivers and low, attractive hills, the perfect backdrop for its harmoniously coloured stone buildings. Throw in some lovely old fountains, churches and oil mills, one of France's best-preserved and most ravishingly handsome abbeys, and a truly great truffle restaurant, and the case for making a detour to this quiet town becomes near impossible to dismiss. If you're in town on Tuesday morning, the weekly market is one of the region's biggest and best.