Benvengudo Hotel Exterior Les Baux
HotelsKeith Van SickleStay

Benvengudo means Welcome to our Hotel in Provencal

Just below the famous hilltop fortress of Les Baux sits the boutique luxury hotel Benvengudo.  The name means “welcome” in the local language and it couldn’t be more appropriate. Walking into the manicured grounds of Benvengudo is like stepping back in time, to a more simple and gracious era.  The …

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Avignon Art
AixcentricBoutiqueProvencal Artists

Good Reasons to Head on Over to Avignon Art and Cake!

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: A room dedicated to Sandro Botticelli at Avignon’s Petit Palais was inaugurated in April following the Louvre’s decision to send the artist’s ‘Venus aux Trois Putti’ south to join the existing Madonna and Child. This permanent display also incorporates work from Botticelli’s pupils. The collection …

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Restaurants Meals Provence
Ashley TinkerTaste

Understanding the Cost of Restaurants Meals in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: How much are you willing to pay for your meal at a restaurant in Provence? Sometimes the best meals are the most simple. There’s nothing more disappointing then paying good money for a meal you could have produced better yourself. Are Michelin star restaurant …

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Cassis Port Views
ExploreOur House in Provence

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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la Bastide de Marie Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant ReviewsTaste

La Bastide de Marie Nestled Among the Vines in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Just outside the village of Menerbes lies an 18th-century residence nestled among 57 acres of vines, surrounded by cypress and olive trees, and scented with rosemary and lavender bushes all around. La Bastide de Marie is an intimate, luxury farmhouse—a Provençal oasis in the …

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hilltop village of Venasque
ExploreOur House in Provence

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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Traditional Foods Favorites Nice
Restaurant ReviewsTasteViktorija Todorovska

Exploring Food Favorites in Old Town Nice

For years, I came to Nice every chance I got. It wasn’t just for its luminescence, warm sunshine and beautiful landscape. It was her flavors: delectable, often surprising, and always memorable. And the people who made my favorite dishes: full of soul and personality, their passion infusing every bite. Now …

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Cairanne views and wine tasting @OurhouseinProvence
Our House in ProvenceRestaurant ReviewsTaste

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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French Bistro meals and fries
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant ReviewsTaste

Luberon Restaurants: Sometimes It’s All About the Frites!

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The truth is it doesn’t cost much to eat like a king in France. Though there are many Michelin-starred restaurants and fantastic dining experiences to be had, often it’s the simple café and bistro food that’s the best. The scrumptious buttery omelettes, the quiche, …

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Restaurant in Aix en Provence La table de Saisons
AixcentricRestaurant ReviewsTaste

La Table des Saisons in Aix-en-Provence a Haven of Peace and Quality

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It’s a while since we have visited La Table des Saisons so were happy on a recent visit to find the same standards of quality that this young couple have insisted on from week one back in December 2013. The chef is Lionel who has …

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