Menerbes Luberon Village
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Menerbes the Luberon Village Made for Exploring

Hilltop Menerbes We often find ourselves sitting on the wall on the front edge of the pretty village of Menerbes, while we’re out exploring the area on our bikes. Like so many of the hilltop villages in the Luberon, it has an incredible view that stretches as far as Mont …

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Cycling Incredible Roads Luberon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Cycling Incredible Hills and Roads in the Luberon

By Vaucluse Dreamer: Last week Andy and I were sitting at Menerbes overlooking the view when two people on electric bikes pulled up beside us and were trying to identify the villages on the hills opposite. We got chatting, and they explained that they had just hired the bikes and …

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Luberon Biking Routes Cycling
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Luberon Biking Routes Cycling the Veloroute to Cucuron

By Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s been a long time since I last posted about a cycle ride in the area, that’s not because we haven’t been cycling, in fact, the opposite is true. This area is so good for cycling, and even though we thought we had been along most of …

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Ruins Fort Buoux Luberon
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Climb to the Ruins of Fort Buoux in the Luberon

By Ashley Tinker: Visit the Fort Buoux Ruins Fort Buoux, in the Luberon, is an ancient site that is definitely worth a visit. Lesser known than some of the main attractions of the Luberon, you’ll find yourself on a winding road, at this time of year (fall/winter) in the fog, that …

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Maison de la Truffe et du Vin du Luberon
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Visit Maison de la Truffe et du Vin du Luberon in Ménerbes

By Cheryl Shufflebotham: At the top of the dreamy village of Ménerbes within a 17th-century mansion is la Maison de la Truffe et du Vin de Luberon. Year after year upon visiting this village, we would peer curiously through the iron gate of la Maison de la Truffe into the most …

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Lourmarin Off-Season
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Luberon Villages Lourmarin in the Off-Sesason

It’s raining today in Provence and after nearly a month of clear, blue skies and gentle, warm autumnal days, temperatures have plummeted signalling the beginnings of winter. Nowhere, even Lourmarin, is idyllic in the rain, or is it? Perhaps enticed by the recently hung lights across the streets of the village …

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South Luberon House Sale Pool
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

South Luberon House for Sale

Occasionally it’s time to say goodbye to a house. Even if it is one that you built yourselves and where all four (yes 4!) of your children grew-up. Recently, I was hiking with Agathe Forest of Live & Love Provence in the Alpilles. She shared that their family home was on the market so …

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Gorges de Régalon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Gorges de Régalon a 3-hour hike in the Luberon

Hiking in the Luberon A sprinkling of rain the night before had almost foiled our perfect “meet-in-the-middle” plan. Agathe the creative face behind the beautiful blog “Live Love Provence” (here, is her profile) suggested that the Gorges de Régalon hike was located at about the halfway point for each of …

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Ansouis Village Luberon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Ansouis Village is a Charming Must in the Luberon

The Gift of a Town Perched on a hillside with its back to the Mistral wind, Ansouis is a gem of a village in the Luberon that definitely earns its status as one of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. With its tiny laneways, houses built into ancient ramparts, …

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Provence Holiday Home Owner Pool shot les Vallons
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in ProvenceRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provence Holiday Home Owner Shares Her Luberon Lifestyle

Diving into Provence Ten years after Peter Mayle’s book “A Year in Provence” was published, Georgina Causton and her partner decided to spend a sabbatical year (1999) in Provence. Completely enchanted by the lifestyle in the South of France they never returned to live in London. Suddenly, they found themselves …

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