View La Terrasse Joucas Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Evening Ambience at Its Best at la Terrasse in Joucas

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Exciting news! Bistrot la Terrasse, located in the peaceful, charming village of Joucas in the Luberon, is once again open in the evenings for dinner. This is truly an enchanting spot to watch the sun set over the Luberon valley with the red hue of …

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Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

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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Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Joucas—My Favorite Village of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Just the name Joucas alone is pretty. There is something about this village, some je ne sais quoi, that just makes it mine. I could imagine myself living here. It’s quiet, peaceful, scenic, charming, pretty. Yet, it’s not far from the shops and restaurants in …

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Explore: Travel in ProvenceJane DunningLocals Travel Tips

Looking for Lavender in the Luberon Valley

Lavender Fields Forever Many of us would love to spend days in Provence, luxuriating amidst fields of this alluring purple flower. This article is all about ‘lavande rapide’ – how to see lavender in Provence when you don’t have much time or have a long list of things you want …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Long Weekends and Short Breaks in Provence

Provencal Getaway With long weekends on the horizon, why not plan a short break in Provence? Gather some friends or family and head south for some warm weather, blue skies, gourmet food and sightseeing. Touring Ideas in Provence Late June through August, Provence treats her visitors to flowering lavender and …

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Guest PostStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Winter is Perfect for House Sitting in Provence

In this guest post (below) by author Jane Dunning, she shares her thoughts on why winter is a great time to visit (and house sit) in Provence. Jane is the author of two novels Thirty-Five Minutes from St Tropez and its sequel Stolen Summer. Her experiences while house sitting in …

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Le Petit Café Oppede le Vieux
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

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

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shfflebotham: 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 …

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Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in Provence

The End of Summer Blues in Provence

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The temperatures in Provence are still very hot right now. Though beautiful as always, the region seems a little worn, a little tired, after a busy summer. Even my favorite Joucassienne dog is a little wiped out from the heat. Remember my picture of him …

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Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Séguret—A Jewel of the Rhône Valley

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The village of Séguret is visually stunning in every way. It’s the prettiest Provençal village I have encountered thus far. It certainly gives my favorite, Joucas, a run for its money. This charming jewel of a village is filled with colorful flowers and crazy charm …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

Resolution Learn to Speak French in Provence

What promises did you make for 2016? No dessert? More exercise? Less rosé? (are you crazy!) Or is this the year that you have decided to learn to speak French? If your resolution is to improve your Français communication skills, then Véronique Bienfait is here to help you with language services …

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