Sablet in the Vaucluse
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Journée du Livre a Book Lovers Paradise in Sablet

Contributor blog post by Michel: Beyond the wines which are classified Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Sablet for the red, white and rosé wines produced by the Sablet vignerons, Sablet is probably best known for its “Journée du Livre”. You ask what is the “Journée du Livre”? It is a book festival that …

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Villedieu Village view in the Drome Provencal
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Visit to Charming Villedieu and Pizza at Maison Bleue

Contributor blog post by Michel: One of our favorite villages near Sablet is Villedieu, a small village (population 514) built on a hill overlooking vineyards, olive groves and pine trees near the Eygues River on the border of the Drôme Provençale. Villedieu is located about 7 1/2 miles northwest of Sablet …

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Marseille vieux port
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A trip to Marseille for an authentic Bouillabaisse

Contributor blog post by Michel: We had been talking about throwing a Provence Party in our backyard with a traditional Bouillabaisse for some time. We had even told the neighbors it would take place in August when we returned from Sablet. While we were in Provence,I wanted to go to …

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Gordes Luberon Villages @OurhouseinProvence
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Gordes, a Beautiful Hillside Village in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Michel: Gordes is a beautiful village in the Luberon region about 1 hour southeast of our home in Sablet. The obviously strategic site where Gordes sits has been occupied since prehistoric times. The stone buildings were built against the base of the cliffs and spiral up …

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La Mirande Restaurant in Avignon @OurhouseinProvence
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Lunch at La Mirande Restaurant in the shadow of the Pope’s Palace

Contributor blog post by Michel: One morning in October, we headed to Avignon with friends Steve and Mary for lunch at La Mirande Restaurant. Shirley and I had eaten at La Mirande before at the suggestion of fellow blogger, renown cooking instructor and friend Barbara at Cuisine de Provence, but this …

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Avignon Church @OurhouseinProvence
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L’Agape Restaurant, a Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurant in Avignon

Contributor blog post by Michel: As soon as L’Agape Restaurant was awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin inspectors, I began to make attempts to locate L’Agape Restaurant in Avignon. I thought I would come across it as I walked around but never found it in the area where we …

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Vaison la Romain Roman ruins @OurhouseinProvence
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Tuesday Morning at the Vaison-la-Romaine Marché Provencal

Contributor blog post by Michel: The only days that are reserved before we get to Sablet are Tuesdays. Tuesday is when the weekly Marché Provencal takes place in the center of Vaison-la-Romaine. We usually go rain or shine. The latter is definitely more fun. Since we are fortunate to have …

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The Santons in Provence @OurHouseinProvence
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Tis the season for Santons in Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: You know I love santons, the hand-made clay figurines that depict the colorful people, traditional trades, activities and costumes of Provence. In Provence, they are set out at Christmas in a Provençal crèche (nativity scene). …Continue reading here for Michel’s description of these tiny clay figures …

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Pont du Gard @OurhouseinProvence
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A Visit to Historic Pont du Gard

Contributor blog post by Michel: With daughter Tricia and family visiting, we planned activities that would interest grandchildren Avery and Caedon and frankly use up their seemingly boundless energy including hiking and swimming as often as we could. We figured a visit to Pont du Gard would be perfect. Our …

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Cassis Market Day @OurHouseinProvence
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Spend Friday in Provencal Menu

Contributor blog post by Michel: If you have been to Cassis, you won’t be surprised to know that it’s one of our favorite towns in Provence. Happily, it only takes 1 hour and half to drive from Sablet to Cassis. The picturesque town is tucked into a stunning location along …

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