Banon Village Provence Cobblestone Vineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in Provence

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

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: 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 colors change depending on the season. This is absolutely one of the most photogenic spots if you are looking for charm.Additionally, as …

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Banon Visit Explore Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExplore: Travel in Provence

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 Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Banon A Land of Goat Cheese, Lavender, and Wheat

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: 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 …

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Village Banon Cross Alpes Haute Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGinger and NutmegRoad Trips South of France

Goat Cheese and fast dogs in the Village of Banon

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: 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 …

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Vins au Vert #Banon @Spacebetweenfr
Liz LordRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Lunch and Tempting Reasons to Visit Banon

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

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Fabulous local goats cheese Banon @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

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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Mur de la Pest Plague Wall Provence Peste
Keith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

The Plague Wall of Provence – Mur de la Peste

Provence’s Plague Wall When most people hear of “the Plague,” they shudder and think of the Black Death that killed nearly a third of Europe’s population in the 1300’s. But did you know that as late as 1720 an outbreak in Provence took the lives over 100,000 people? And that …

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Saffron Panna Cotta Recipe
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherMirabeau WinesProvencal Recipes

Easy Saffron Panna Cotta Recipe

This panna cotta recipe is made with local saffron, light and refreshing the perfect dessert to enjoy at the end of any meal. Panna cotta (cooked cream) is a dessert with Italian origins.

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Expat Living Pets Dogs Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Expat Living with Pets It’s a dog’s life in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s now nearly 4 months since Millie, our Golden Retriever, arrived for her first visit to France and I think it’s fair to say she has settled in very quickly and already considers Provence as home. I admit that it didn’t start too well, …

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Cagnes sur Mer Chef Francois de Mélogue
Ashley TinkerTaste: Food & Drink

Chef Francois de Mélogue Visits the Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker:  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 …

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