Oppède-le-Vieux Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Oppède-le-Vieux Perched in History in the Luberon

Luberon Villages A sleepy village that is stunning and peaceful and ranks high on the charm factor, Oppède-le-Vieux makes me return again and again. It tears my heartstrings to say goodbye to it at the end of our yearly trips, knowing I won’t lay eyes on it for a year. …

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Le Petit Café Oppede le Vieux
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Le Petit Café in Oppède-le-Vieux Takes the Cake

There’s no doubt that the food in Provence is amazing. So each year, we like to award a restaurant for the best food of the trip. We have our favorites—Le Fournil in Bonnieux, les Remparts in Venasque, la Bergerie in Maubec, and la Terrasse in Joucas. But this year, le …

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le petit cafe retaurant in Oppede-le-Vieux @cobblestoneandvineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Le Petit Café in the Majestic Oppède-le-Vieux

Some things just don’t change. Don’t you love it when you return to a place and it feels like nothing has skipped a beat while you were gone? Like le Petit Café located in the breathtaking Oppède-le-Vieux. The same white dog sitting on a spool in the centre of it …

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Oppede le Vieux @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Oppède-le-Vieux Breathtaking Enchantment

Every visitor to the Vaucluse department of Provence must take the time to visit this raw, rugged, breathtaking jewel of the Luberon. Frozen in time, Oppède-le-Vieux enchants its visitors with its majestic position clinging to the side of the Luberon. For more on Cheryl’s visit to this hilltop town in the …

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Pont du Gard Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

How to Spend a Week Touring Provence from Apt

After living in Provence for a few years and running holiday rental apartments in the heart of Apt, Jen and Chris Mallon continue their exploration of the region. They are wonderful hosts and always happy to help guests with ideas for sightseeing, avoiding the crowds, and some of their favourite …

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Mas Des Infermieres Provence
Julie WhitmarshTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Mas Des Infermieres Ridley Scott’s Domaine in Provence

Before we bought the house here, I used to get my ‘fix’ of Provence and the Luberon, reading Peter Mayle’s ‘A Year in Provence’ and watching the film ‘A Good Year’, based on one of his books, and set all around the area that we love so much. Directed by …

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Ansouis Village Luberon
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7 Picture-Perfect Towns In Provence

Provence is a classic travel destination and a never-ending source of inspiration and relaxation. But why do people choose to visit Provence? First of all, because of those winding streets, decorated with greenery and flowers. Secondly, because of its incredible climate – all pictures of Provence towns look amazing due …

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Provencal Lavender by the Chateau in Lourmarin @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeExploreVillages Towns and Cities

A video tour of the Provence’s perched villages of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaff: Explore the picturesque ‘villages-perchés’ of Provence’s stunning Luberon Valley. Starting in Lourmarin, join this video tour through this breathtakingly beautiful countryside. Meander through the vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards and discover the charms of these captivating historical villages (and these are just some …

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Luberon Abbaye de Senanque @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeExplore

The Luberon’s L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: Last time on our tour of the Luberon’s perched villages we visited Lacoste and Ménerbes, maybe you missed our next two stops? The mystical ghost town, Oppède-le-Vieux and Gordes, perhaps the Luberon’s most magnificent perched village. From Gordes, the next stop has to be L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, …

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Oppede le Vieux #Luberon #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

O is for Oppede Le Vieux

Some time ago, someone posed the question on Twitter’ What are your favourite three hilltop villages in Provence?’ Of course, there are many to choose from. Each has its own merits, whether Gordes with its beautiful Chateau, narrow streets and incredible views, Lacoste with its annual concerts and stunning sculptures …

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