Ferme du Val pool and house
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provencal Bliss this Luberon Holiday Villa Sleeps 14

Finding the perfect holiday rental for a large group of family or friends is daunting. Balancing the group’s desires for comfort, privacy, and proximity to attractions takes research and a stroke of luck. Ferme du Val hits all the high notes with accommodation for 14 people in seven (7) double …

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Luberon Luxury Provence Accommodation Les Vallons pool
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Exceptional Luberon Holiday Home Sleeps 12

Surrounded by olive trees, grapevines and backing onto a private woodland Les Vallons has jaw-dropping views in every direction. Once part of a hamlet, the home was fully restored by the British owners to create a holiday rental home that can sleep 12 comfortably. Les Vallons was constructed in traditional …

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Exploring Provence the Luberon Villages and Beyond

I thought it was time to revisit something I did soon after starting this blog to do an A-Z of the Luberon and Vaucluse. I started it all those years ago, before we had bought the house, and with much less knowledge than we have now. Also, I never actually …

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Charming Reillanne Luberon Village
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Charming Reillanne a Luberon Village to Visit

Martine and George Greenlee arrived in Provence for a one-year trial – several years ago! It took time to decide that Reillanne, in the Luberon Valley, was the place that they wanted to live. Reillanne ticked all the boxes, and they bought a home in 2016 – it’s close to …

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Colorado Provencal Luberon Walk
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The Colorado Provencal a Beautiful Luberon Walk

I woke up this morning with a plan, and it seemed a good one too. After a week of doing lots of long walks with the dog, I had decided that we could both do with a slower day, so I planned an early drive to the market at L’Isle …

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Great Hiking Luberon
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There is Great Hiking in the Luberon

This last week, I have been out every day, walking with Millie. Not just a little amble along the lane or up the trails at the back of the house, but good, long walks, exploring some favourite tracks and finding some new ones too. Although the physiotherapist has said that …

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Luberon Escape this Country Home Sleeps 10

La Bastide Rocquejeanne is a spectacular Provençal country house on a six (6) hectare estate in the Luberon Valley. Located in Murs, an unspoiled village near Gordes, and flanked by the Vaucluse massif, this five (5) bedroom home sleeps ten (10) people comfortably. Set in the Provencal countryside, La Bastide Rocquejeanne …

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Gordes Hiking Walking Luberon Roussillon
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Walking in the Luberon Roussillon for Coffee

Although we always like to think that every day in Provence is warm and sunny, that isn’t the case. Winter in Provence can mean sunshine & blue skies one day, then heavy snow the next. See the photo of Simiane-La-Rotonde in the snow below. When I threw open the shutters …

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Bed and Breakfast a Quiet Oasis on the Edge of the Luberon

Le petit Figuier (The little Figtree) is an adorable bed and breakfast in the centre of the old part of La Roque d’Anthéron, recognized for its 4-week International Piano Festival at the Parc de Château de Florans and also the famous Silvacane Abbey (one of the ‘3 sisters in Provence’). This B&B has …

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Breakfast Favourite Luberon Villages
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Breakfast in our Favourite Luberon Villages

As you have probably guessed, I am a little bit restricted at the moment after my tumble a couple of weeks ago and am already missing being able to get out on the bike. I have very quickly realized that I am really not very good at being sedentary and …

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