lavender-fields-in-provence @deb_lawrenson
BoutiqueDeborah Lawrenson

Provencal Lavender – off the beaten track

When the lavender is harvested in Provence at the end of July, a heavenly scent is carried on warm evening breezes. Alerted by the first wafts of perfumed air, from our terrace we can sometimes see the smoke rising from the other side of a small ridge. The distillation has …

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Market Day in Apt #Markets #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Julie WhitmarshMarketsTaste

Saturday is market day in Apt and I love it!

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I always think it’s a shame that we don’t have the same approach to markets in England as they do in France. As I sit with my first coffee of the day and a ‘pain au chocolat’ in a cafe in Apt the whole …

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Lavender displays #Lavender #ExploreProvence @VaucluseDreamer
BoutiqueCurrent EventsJulie WhitmarshUnique Products

The Apt Lavender Festival Lavender Everywhere

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: For the last week Apt has been turning purple. Over the last couple of weeks more and more displays like this lavender-themed one have been appearing in Apt. Not only have the fields around the town been scenting the air with Lavender, but purple bunting has appeared, …

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House Hunting in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Expat LivingJulie Whitmarsh

Our Provence Real Estate Dream is a Big Step Closer

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: As those who have been following my blog for the past year will know – our big dream has been to own a home in the Vaucluse, an area we have been visiting for the last 25 years and which already feels like a …

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Domaine de Font Alba #WinesofProvence #Apt @ProvenceTayls
AperoDavid & Karen TaylorProvencal Wines

A new wine domain in Apt

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: We have just discovered Domaine de Font Alba, on the outskirts of Apt. Set in 25 hectares including vine and olive trees, the vines are at between 300 and 400 meters facing South & South East and …Continue reading here Via:: Accommodation in Provence …

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Brasserie in Apt #Apt #TasteProvence @ProvenceTayls
AperoDavid & Karen TaylorProvencal Wines

Cheese lunch + wine tasting = much happiness

Contributor blog post by David Taylor A significant number of the grapes grown locally are taken to Sylla, the local wine co operative in Apt, producing vin de pays de Vaucluse and vin de pays d’Apt wines. Formally these were known as either a cote de Ventoux or Luberon depending …

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Lavender in #Provence via @PhilippeGoninet
ExplorePhilippe GoninetUnique Experiences

Lavender in Provence A Distillery Worth Visiting

By Philippe Goninet Located about 10mn drive from Apt, on a very scenic road (bendy as I like them), the distillerie des Agnels is a family operated essential oil extraction farm. When I arrived yesterday I was greeted by Ginger (she’s the 5th generation in the Agnels family and the …

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Cassis #Provence @PaulShawcrossuk
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplorePaul ShawcrossWhere the "locals" Go

Photographer and Writer Paul Shawcross Shares his Provence

France got in the way of Spain. That might be the way Paul Shawcross would describe his first taste of France in 1979. His plan was to drive through France en-route to discovering Spain. He stopped at a campground in Millau, part of the amazing Tarn River Gorge. It was …

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