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Banon a Village to Visit in Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor:

Take the D179 then D22 heading north easterly , stop for an ice cream in Simiane la Rotonde and take in the peace and tranquility of this small perched village before you arrive in Banon.

Famous for its cheese (typically Goats cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves) and also the book shop Le Bleuet…Continue reading here for David’s photos of Banon, perched on a hilltop in the Alpes de Haute Provence.

Banon, like much of the South of France, has had human inhabitants in the area since prehistoric times. The village is tiny with a permanent population of barely 1,000 people. Aside from the special goat cheese and the aforementioned book store there are several reasons to plan a visit to Banon.

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It took just one holiday in the Luberon in 2003 for David and Karen Taylor to fall in love with Provence. This lead to owning a village house in Saint Saturnin les Apt - a holiday home. However, after just a few visits they took the radical step of leaving home and work in Surrey, England.

The plan was to take a year off to explore Provence and learn French. However, after just a few months a challenge of a different sort presented itself - property. It was a piece of land in a wonderful authentic Provencal village in the Luberon and they set about planning and building two houses and gites over a two year period.

Today David and Karen have a three bedroom villa with private pool, two gites and a chambre d'hôte room with a shared pool. Now (2015) they are approaching their 7th season with 50% repeat guests, for a season that starts at Easter and runs to mid-October.

Details on the different accommodation options can be found here.

When not carrying out work duties the couple continues to explore the endless beautiful Provencal villages and towns. Recording their visits in photographs and sampling great food & scenery.

Their blog began in 2006 as a way for friends and family to follow our adventures it is now a great resource for anyone interested in Provence.

Read stories from their blog here.

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