Banon views Explore Provence @CobblestoneVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamLocal Food ProducersTaste

Banon A Land of Goat Cheese, Lavender, and Wheat

The small perched village of Banon, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, is authentic Provence at its best. Banon wasn’t at the top of my list to see but was a spur-of-the-moment stop. What a surprise! I had no idea that it would prove to be the most photogenic village in …

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Goat Cheese Village Banon Cross Alpes Haute Provence
ExploreGinger and NutmegRoad Trips South of France

Goat Cheese and the Village of Banon

Check out the Luberon views high up on the hill in the village of Banon. It is a great place for a hike or lunch, and home to the fastest dog in France, Dabir a Saluki. If you are lucky enough to be there in lavender season enjoy the brilliant shades of …

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Fabulous local goats cheese Banon @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorLocal Food ProducersTaste

Fabulous local goats cheese in Banon

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: The nearby village of Banon is renowned for its appellation controlled goats cheese. We are lucky to know a local award winning producer and can recommend a visit to their small shop on the farm where you can buy the freshest goats cheese at excellent …

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Market Day Banon
ExploreJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Market Day and Other Reasons to Visit Banon

To Market in Banon Sometimes the best-laid plans have to be cast aside, and that was the case last Tuesday. After taking the dog for an early-morning walk and getting everything ready for a cycle out to Roussillon for breakfast, we started to get the bikes out, only to hear …

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Banon Village Provence Cobblestone Vineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Banon the Prettiest Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Village of Them All?

At the top of Banon, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, there is the prettiest group of houses all bedecked with flowers, whose colours change depending on the season. This is absolutely one of the most photogenic spots if you are looking for charm. Additionally, as you continue to walk up …

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Banon Visit Explore Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExplore

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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Vins au Vert #Banon @Spacebetweenfr
Liz LordRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Lunch and Tempting Reasons to Visit Banon

Liz Lord and her husband Mel run an annual tour called Hidden Provence, based out of a private home near Forcalquier guests spend 8 nights (7 days) together exploring an “unspoilt area of Provence.” Liz wrote the following post after they finished the guided trip, but before the memories of …

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Banon Cheese Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorLocal Food ProducersTaste

Cheese lovers paradise!

By David Taylor The 23rd Banon cheese festival took place Sunday, it has been a few years since we have been and it continues to attract huge crowds the the main interest being tasting and eating cheese, lunching, drinking and just a very convivial day out for friends and families …

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Food Favourites Recipes Provence
Guest PostProvencal RecipesTaste

Food Favourites and Recipes from Provence to Eat

The following guest article by French Waterways, “18 Foodie Treats to Eat in Provence,” is republished below with permission. We have added links to recipes for these Provencal favourites. If you are looking for cruising inspiration and information, french-waterways.com is the world’s most comprehensive and best-loved source of inspiration and …

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Cagnes sur Mer Chef Francois de Mélogue
Ashley TinkerTaste

Chef Francois de Mélogue Visits the Côte d’Azur

A Guest Post by Chef and Cookbook Author François de Mélogue. “Cuisine of the Sun cookbook is a savory collection of over 60 classic and reimagined Provençal recipes peppered with anecdotes that will cast a ray of sunshine onto your plate.” This is what happens when a chef comes to …

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