If you have never seen a quince before, you’ll be charmed by it’s pear-like appearance and delighted by the variety of cuisine it can be used in. From tarts to tortes and candy to jelly, this multi-purpose fruit goes a long way here in Provence. It’s Cotignac’s pride and joy and every year the village celebrates its heritage and harvest in October. This year the festival will take place on the 19th of October and it’ll be well worth a detour if you are in the area. We even have an entire committee with over 20 members that organise the event and every year it’s a total success. Local restaurants and bakeries participate too, with their quince-themed formula menus and pastries. Come and join the fun and if you need a place to stay for cheap, contact us here on Provence Living as Susana has a village house for rent that weekend and it’s located right in the heart of all the action!