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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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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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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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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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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Les Davids Organic Vineyard
Julie WhitmarshTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Les Davids Organic Vineyard in the Luberon

We have watched, with some fascination, the construction of a new building at Les Davids, an organic vineyard and fruit and vegetable producer, set just below the main road, by the turning to Oppedette. For months there was large-scale construction of what was to become the new home for their …

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Marseille MuCEM View
French Decor & GardensGuest PostInspire

Contemporary Architecture in the South of France

Provence is rich in history. Visitors to the region are often interested in seeing ancient Roman ruins like those in St-Remy-de-Provence. But there are many places where you can find contemporary architecture in the south of France. Read below as we highlight some locations where you can find the works …

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Watercolour La Box L'AUGUSTE Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

La Box by L’AUGUSTE Provence a Unique Collection

There is nothing quite like putting a face to a name. L’AUGUSTE Provence founder and brand visionary Stephanie Charvat and I had communicated for months via email, but finally, I had a chance to visit her in Nyons. Buffeted by the Mistral, the golden-yellow trees danced in the wind as …

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