Lavender Fields #ExploreProvence @OurhouseinProvence
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Enjoying the Lavender fields in Vaucluse and nearby Drôme Provençale

Contributor blog post by Michel: It’s a toss up between coquelicots (red poppies) and lavender but probably no other scent or sight says Provence better than the pungent aroma of a purple field of lavender growing in mounded rows under a brilliant blue summer sky. We were lucky that it …

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Carrières de Lumières
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Art and Music at Carrières de Lumières and a Walk-Around Les Baux de Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: Les Baux de Provence is a picturesque village about 75 km southwest of Sablet. The village sits in a spectacular site on a rocky outcrop with ancient houses and a ruined castle perched on top of the village overlooking the plains to the south. Within …

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Roussillon Luberon
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Roussillon the Most Colorful Village in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Michel: I don’t think we’ve ever gone to Provence without going to Roussillon a village in the Luberon about 35 miles southeast of Sablet, and we certainly were going to make sure neighbors Bob, Darlene, Ed and Gwen got there. We love the colorful houses in Roussillon, …

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Gigondas views wine tasting
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Wine tasting at Domaine la Bouïssière and a Visit to Gigondas

Contributor blog post by Michel: Sablet is located between Séguret, a village classified as a “Plus Beaux Village de France,” to the north and Gigondas, a small village renown for its red wine to the south. From the road, Gigondas seems little more than a cluster of stone houses set …

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Cassis Port Views
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A Day in Cassis with Friends and Lunch at Chez Gilbert Restaurant

Contributor blog post by Michel: Cassis is a picturesque town a little over 1 and 1/2 hours from Sablet, tucked into a curve along the Mediterranean Sea between the calanques (little coastal fjords with tall cliffs), about 20 km east of Marseille. It’s a fishing port on a steep hillside with …

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Pont du Gard by Canoe @OurHouseinProvence
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Fun Day on the Gardon River and a Visit by Canoe to Pont du Gard

Contributor blog post by Michel: In the morning we walked across the Pont du Gard and then hiked up the trail to get an “aerial” view. After a light meal consisting of food and drinks from the Canteen at the Pont du Gard visitor center, we headed to Collias for …

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hilltop village of Venasque
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Visit the beautiful hilltop village of Venasque for Lunch at Les Remparts Restaurant

Contributor blog post by Michel: We frequently take day trips from Sablet to explore the hilltop villages of the Luberon. To get there, we drive down the D4, a scenic route that takes you across Carpentras before it becomes a narrow winding road flanked by cherry orchards until it passes below …

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Cooking Classes at Cuisine de Provence
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Cooking Classes at Cuisine de Provence the Place to Learn Provencal Recipes

Contributor blog post by Michel: We have just returned from a wonderful time in Sablet. Windsor neighbors Ed and Gwen and Bob and Darlene traveled with us. We were on the go every day but spent most evenings at home. We took day trips, hiked through villages, visited with French family, …

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Cairanne views and wine tasting @OurhouseinProvence
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Visit Cairanne for lunch at Le Tourne au Verre Restaurant

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have told you previously, we were in Sablet last fall with our Michigan friends Steve and Mary. The wines of Cairanne have recently been elevated to cru status—placing them in the same category as those of Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (though they cost far …

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Tricot tower or belfry in Grignan
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Le Poème de Grignan Restaurant in the Drôme Provençale

Contributor blog post by Michel: We have been to Grignan in the Drôme Provençale several times, an area that falls between the Rhône River and the Alps north of the Vaucluse. So when we were in Sablet last fall with friends Steve and Mary, we took a day trip to …

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