Provençal Honey
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In the Pursuit of Local Provençal Honey Fresh from the Farm

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Need a break from wine tasting? How about Provençal honey tasting? Although, I don’t think anyone tires of wine tasting, especially when in Provence and having access to Côtes du Rhône wine in abundance. But the honey in Provence is divine, with hints of …

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la Bastide de Marie Luberon
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La Bastide de Marie Nestled Among the Vines in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Just outside the village of Menerbes lies an 18th-century residence nestled among 57 acres of vines, surrounded by cypress and olive trees, and scented with rosemary and lavender bushes all around. La Bastide de Marie is an intimate, luxury farmhouse—a Provençal oasis in the …

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Gite Bonnieux
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A Gîte in Bonnieux That Comes With a Dog and Two Cats

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: On our last visit to Provence, we stayed at a little oasis of tranquility tucked away just below the village of Bonnieux. Each day began with a short yet very steep five-minute walk up to the boulangerie for fresh croissants. Lazy afternoons were spent lounging …

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Bedoin Village in the Vaucluse
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Visit the Charismatic Provencal Village of Bedoin

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Bedoin is a village, in the Vaucluse, that grows on you. At first it may not appear to be as polished or refined as some of the other popular villages in the area. But give it a chance. Wander the streets and enjoy the atmosphere, …

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Mont Ventoux Cyclists
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Riding Mont Ventoux “I’m Never Doing This Again!”

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: As I waited with anticipation at an ancient fountain in the village of Bédoin for my husband to complete his third ride of Mont Ventoux, I spotted him. Anxiously, I asked, “How did it go?” Grinning but determined, he said, “I’m never doing this …

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French Bistro meals and fries
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Luberon Restaurants: Sometimes It’s All About the Frites!

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The truth is it doesn’t cost much to eat like a king in France. Though there are many Michelin-starred restaurants and fantastic dining experiences to be had, often it’s the simple café and bistro food that’s the best. The scrumptious buttery omelettes, the quiche, …

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Tourrettes-sur-Loup The City of Violets in Provence
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup: Provence’s City of Violets

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The thrill of discovering new villages with the expectation that the next one will be more charming than the last is why my early trips to France entailed a five-page list of villages in alphabetical order to see.The sight of this list would often …

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La Bergerie Restaurant Ferme de Capelongue in Bonnieux
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A Foodie Discovery at the Top of Bonnieux in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: One day while taking a walk up the very steep road behind Bonnieux, I saw signs for la Bastide de Capelongue and Édouard Loubet, Relais and Châteaux. Curious, I kept walking. I continued up past the village and onto a side road. I soon …

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Lourmarin in the Luberon by Cobblestone and Vineyards
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Lourmarin The Most Romantic Village of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Here’s a tip! When your husband asks if you would like to be dropped off in the village of Lourmarin for the day, you just say “Yes!” You don’t question it. You just go. You won’t be disappointed. …Continue reading here for Cheryl’s photos of …

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Histoires de Bastide a Bed and Breakfast With a View
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Histoires de Bastide a Bed and Breakfast With a View

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: On our recent two-day French Riviera adventure, we stayed at the amazing Histoires de Bastide in the most charming of villages, Tourrettes-sur-Loup. After much online searching and scrutinizing of every bed and breakfast in the Côte d’Azur, we settled on this one, and boy …

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