Nicolas de Stael Menerbes view Opede le Vieux
BoutiqueProvencal Artists

Who was Artist Nicolas de Staël and his Connection to Le Castellet in Ménerbes

One trail always leads to another…and so my discovery that the cookery writer Elizabeth David lived for some months in a large house in Ménerbes far more associated with another famous name from the 1950s inevitably made me want out find out more about the artist Nicolas de Staël. Who …

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Jolie Vintage Atelier Crafting Workshops Goult
BoutiqueIdeas for GiftsLocal Crafts

Crafting Workshops in Goult at Jolie Vintage Atelier

Charming Provence Jolie vintage might be a good description for Goult. This village is one of a few in the Luberon that is not teeming with tourists, during the high season. In September 2015, Mimi and Michael Pillsbury purchased an old village house, as their new home and the base …

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Bistrot le 5 Menerbes Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant ReviewsTaste

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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La Louve Garden Jardin Remarkable Bonnieux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGardens

La Louve a Remarkable Garden and Green Oasis in Bonnieux

It rains a lot in Normandy. So, two residents of northern France to deciding to spend their retirement years in Provence would hardly be considered unusual. Sylvie and Pascal Verger were searching for a village house with a garden for their relocation from Honfleur. However, the trigger for their real …

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Author Elizabeth David Menerbes Sketch
BooksBoutique

Discovering Author Elizabeth David French Country Cooking at Ménerbes

Of all the British women writers of the mid-20th century, perhaps it is cookery author Elizabeth David who brought most colour and sensuousness to the page – and to the table.  When she wrote about aubergines, courgettes, garlic and aromatic herbs, these were exotic rarities in the grey of Britain’s …

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Roussillon Ochre Luberon Colors
Barefoot BloggerExplore

Roussillon Ochre and The Magical Colors of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: With tourists heading to the Luberon this summer to see lavender fields, Roussillon is along the way with it’s equally vibrant colors of red, orange and pink. These stories, fact and fiction, about the multi-colored town that inform and amuse those who venture there. …

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Gordes Market Tuesdays
Ashley TinkerMarketsTaste

Visiting Beautiful Gordes Market on Tuesdays in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Beautiful Gordes Market in Pictures Gordes, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France. This famous hilltop town looks out over the Luberon National Park. You feel obligated to stop your car driving into the village as the village is arguably even more …

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Thursday Markets Vaucluse
Julie WhitmarshMarketsTaste

Thursday Markets in Provence Another Reason to Cycle in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I like Thursdays for many reasons. Not only is it nearly the weekend, or a chance for yoga both in the U.K. and here in France, but there’s also a good handful of Thursday markets to choose from in the Vaucluse. There’s the lovely …

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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
Cheryl ShufflebothamRentalsStay

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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