Ménerbes sits proudly on a hilltop ridge in the heart of the Parc Régional du Luberon (the Luberon Regional Park) and is officially one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France. It was made famous (and, some claim, was thoroughly spoiled) by its use as a backdrop to Peter Mayle’s 1989 international bestseller A Year in Provence and its two sequels. But there’s a good deal more to the village than gorgeous countryside, gargantuan lunches and eccentric locals. In fact several of its key attractions opened well after the publication of Mayle’s trilogy. Think history, art, wine, corkscrews – and, not least, truffles.