Sundays in the Luberon @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

How to Spend a Sunday Pottering Around in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I always love Sundays in and around the Luberon, whether it’s an early morning start in the summer to head off bargain-hunting at the vide-grenier in a nearby village or a gentle cycle out for breakfast at the wonderful ‘Farmers’ Market’ at Coustellet. In …

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Dusting of snow on the tops of the hills near Lyon
Current EventsExploreJulie Whitmarsh

Take a Mid-Winter break in Provence 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: There is something about arriving in the Vaucluse that just makes the stress slip from our shoulders and today’s arrival in the depths of winter was no different. Travelling at this time of year is a little bit more complicated than during the summer …

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Saint Saturnin View by VaucluseDreamer
Active ProvenceExploreJulie Whitmarsh

A Colourful Circular Winter Walk In Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I’ve mentioned before that Winter is a great time to visit Provence – of course it can be very cold, thanks to the clear night skies and subsequent frosts, but the days can be stunning with bright blue skies, little or no breeze and …

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pets in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
Expat LivingJulie Whitmarsh

Pusscat’s French Adventure in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Some people must think we’re mad, but having bought the house in France, we had to decide what to do with our pets as between us we’ll be over here for about 5 months this summer. Our dog Millie (a gentle & rather dim …

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Chocolate heaven in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
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I’ve found my chocolate heaven in Provence! 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I make no bones about it – I love chocolate & last night sat with a glass of wine & my latest purchase from the wonderful ‘Chocolatier’ La Cour aux Saveurs in l’Isle sur la Sorgue. Back in February I was staying there (in …

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Renovation in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Current EventsExpat LivingJulie Whitmarsh

Bring on Winter in Provence the Woodburner has been fitted 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: The last 2 days have gone by in a blur of builders, rubble & dust, but it’s been worth it. Having got rid of the hideous pellet burner (affectionately known as Growler) back in August, we’d been keeping our fingers well and truly crossed …

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Market Day in Apt #Markets #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
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Saturday is market day in Apt and I love it!

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I always think it’s a shame that we don’t have the same approach to markets in England as they do in France. As I sit with my first coffee of the day and a ‘pain au chocolat’ in a cafe in Apt the whole …

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Vide Greniers @VaucluseDreamer
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Sunday Morning Antiques Hunting in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: If Saturday is a day for the local market then Sunday has become a day to spend the morning pottering around a local Brocante market or village ‘Vide Greniers’ event. In the summer, we often found that we had to make a choice between …

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Provence in Autumn #ExploreProvence @VauclusDreamer
Current EventsExploreJulie Whitmarsh

Provence in Autumn is just lovely!

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: The first snow fell in the Vaucluse yesterday and Mont Ventoux started its shift from being a summer cycling venue to a winter ski resort, bringing with it thoughts of long walks across the hills that are so often out of bounds during the summer …

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Cycling in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Active ProvenceExploreJulie Whitmarsh

A morning cycling and an afternoon upcycling in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Cycling around this area is a delight and even when it’s overcast (like today) it is a perfect way to spend a few hours. After an early wake-up I thought I’d hop on the bike & head across to the lovely Thursday market at L’Isle …

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