Sipping a bright, dry rosé (Provence wine specialty), in the afternoon sunshine, you are surrounded by chirping cicadas and sprawling blue skies. This is the 5-star Château de Berne. Imagine decadent picnics on the grass with gorgeous wines produced here, after a game of tennis or a long walk through the 1500-acre grounds, farmland, river, forest, and vines. If the timing is right, you can enjoy a jazz concert outdoors among the vines. The summer events calendar is surprisingly rich with jazz and world music programs, and all of this, far from the maddening crowds of the city.