Bedoin Village in the Vaucluse
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Visit the Charismatic Provencal Village of Bedoin

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Bedoin is a village, in the Vaucluse, that grows on you. At first it may not appear to be as polished or refined as some of the other popular villages in the area. But give it a chance. Wander the streets and enjoy the atmosphere, …

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Exploring Provence architecture
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Painted Shutters and the Relaxed Architecture of Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: There is something so wonderful about French buildings and all too often we miss seeing them as we hurry past or simply focus on everything at eye-level. In the past I’ve probably been one of the worst, focusing on just cramming as many of …

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Village of Gardanne painted by Paul Cezanne
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Reasons Why You Should Plan a Visit to Gardanne

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: I have to confess driving round/past/through Gardanne several times but never stopping to have a look round. We did, this week, and found it interesting. It wasn’t a good start as the tourist office was shut. We had checked the opening hours on the website …

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Lourmarin in the Luberon by Cobblestone and Vineyards
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Lourmarin The Most Romantic Village of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Here’s a tip! When your husband asks if you would like to be dropped off in the village of Lourmarin for the day, you just say “Yes!” You don’t question it. You just go. You won’t be disappointed. …Continue reading here for Cheryl’s photos of …

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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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Goult Village in the Luberon in Provence
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The Village of Goult is a Secret Luberon Gem

Contributor blog post by Cheryl: While most tourists visiting the Luberon head right for the spectacular villages of Gordes and Roussillon, there lies tucked away in a world all its own the quiet, refined, and classy village of Goult. Classy is the word to describe this quaint little village with …

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Luberon vineyards near Menerbes #ExploreProvence @ShutrsSunflowrs
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The Luberon adorned in her Autumn golden, crimson gown

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: Each season, I say to myself, that this is my favourite…… Winter ~ bundling up in soft woolens, crisp winter mornings; sparkling frost, magical snow flakes. Spring ~ gathering boughs of spring blossoms and filling my home with daffodils. Summer ~ sunflowers and eating …

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Lourmarin in Autumn @ShutrsSunflowrs
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Provence’s spell binding village of Lourmarin in autumn

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: Lourmarin in Provence’s Luberon in autumn; the intensity of the sun has faded but it still has some warmth. The crowds have receded but the region’s vibrancy has not diminished. The vendage is almost complete and the air is perfumed with the heady scent of …

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Banon #ExploreProvence @ProvenceTayls
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Banon a Village to Visit in Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Take the D179 then D22 heading north easterly , stop for an ice cream in Simiane la Rotonde and take in the peace and tranquility of this small perched village before you arrive in Banon. Famous for its cheese (typically Goats cheese wrapped in …

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Joucas views #Luberon #ExploreProvence @Cobblestonesand Vineyards
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The Luberon Village of Joucas Still Has My Heart

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: I’m back in Provence and exploring a bunch of villages, all in the name of research, to confirm which one is my favorite. And Joucas still is the one! The Luberon is very quiet today at the end of August with all the tourists …

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