Le Petit Café Oppede le Vieux
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant ReviewsTaste

Le Petit Café in Oppède-le-Vieux Takes the Cake

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shfflebotham: There’s no doubt that the food in Provence is amazing. So each year, we like to award a restaurant for the best food of the trip. We have our favorites—Le Fournil in Bonnieux, les Remparts in Venasque, la Bergerie in Maubec, and la Terrasse in …

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Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreVillages

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: A Slice of Quiet on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: After much research on where to go for a “taste” of the Côte d’Azur—while wanting to avoid the crowds—we resolved that Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat was what we were looking for. After all, it is apparently a place for millionaires and European aristocracy, according to one source. Sounded …

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Banon Village Provence Cobblestone Vineyards
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Banon the Prettiest Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Village of Them All?

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: At the top of Banon, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, there is the prettiest group of houses all bedecked with flowers, whose colors change depending on the season. This is absolutely one of the most photogenic spots if you are looking for charm.Additionally, as …

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View La Terrasse Joucas Luberon
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Evening Ambience at Its Best at la Terrasse in Joucas

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Exciting news! Bistrot la Terrasse, located in the peaceful, charming village of Joucas in the Luberon, is once again open in the evenings for dinner. This is truly an enchanting spot to watch the sun set over the Luberon valley with the red hue of …

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Cassis Seaside Views Mediterranean
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Cassis Seaside Town The Charm of a Bygone Era

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shfflebotham: “He who has seen Paris and not Cassis has seen nothing.”—Frédéric Mistral; Provençal writer and poet and 1904 Nobel Prize winner in literature. In just under two hours from our peaceful Vaucluse department in Provence, we arrive at the top of Cassis. Upon exiting our …

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Bistrot le 5 Menerbes Luberon
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Bistrot le 5 in the Luberon Village of Ménerbes

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Looking for fresh, local, delicious food on a beautiful terrace overlooking the Luberon valley? You won’t be disappointed at Bistrot le 5. The food is excellent, with the most visually appealing presentation. Even more, this outdoor bistrot is located in the most polished of …

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Ventoux Wines
AperoCheryl ShufflebothamProvencal Wines

Will Ventoux Wines Become Côtes du Rhône?

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shfflebotham: The smooth, bold red wines that fall under the Ventoux AOC, formerly known as Côtes du Ventoux, are distinct from the neighboring Côtes du Rhône wines. I actually prefer them, but again I am no expert on wine or anything for that matter.All I know …

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Purple Lavender Luberon Provence
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Where to See a Sea of Purple Lavender in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The words lavender and Provence are synonymous. Yes, lavender embodies the very essence of Provence. Isn’t it true that when one imagines Provence, it’s fields of lavender as far as the eye can see that come to mind? Sunflowers too? Yet, the lavender season is …

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Bonnieux Market Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamMarketsTaste

These Scenes From the Bonnieux Market Will Make You Want to Visit

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: It’s always exciting to wander into a French market with the hustle and bustle and the thrill of discovery awaiting. From the beautiful fruit and vegetable stands to the local honey to the fromage to the wine to the soaps and linens, market day is …

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Rental Goult
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A Rental in Goult With a Studio with a Million-Dollar View

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Nestled on the side of a hill (in Goult) with stunning views looking out over toward Bonnieux lies a small, secluded studio for two. This little rental is a dream. Though small, it is fitted to such a high standard. …Continue reading here for Cheryl’s photos …

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