The charm of France and nestled in the lavender fields make Riez a village of character with a fragrant air of a time gone by. Situated at the foot of the hill of Saint Maxime, in the rich Colostre valley, and dating back to the Gaul’s this is a village of many contrasts. With Roman remnants of the Temple of Apollo built as a healing complex, impressively remaining with their four columns, 6m in height towering over the landscape. Sightseeing should also include the ruins of the baptistery dating back to the 5th century and the 17th century Chapelle de Maxime with its 20th century nuns in residence. Situated on the hill top of St Maxime at 120m above the village, alongside a tree filled park, those seeking a “cultural experience with views” will not be disappointed.