Le Fournil Restaurant Bonnieux
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Dining at Le Fournil Restaurant in Bonnieux

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: We enjoyed a superb meal at Le Fournil Restaurant in Bonnieux this week. Guy & Jean Christophe have been there for 22 years so have quite a reputation. Three courses with an amuse bouche are only 49€ and the extensive wine list includes pichet, Luberon …

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Picturesque Gorges de la Nesque
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Why Picturesque Gorges de la Nesque is Ideal for Biking or Driving

Contributor blog post by David: The Gorges de la Nesque is the most spectacular gorge in Provence after the Gorges du Verdon. Whether you are a hiker or cyclist it offers breathtaking views and even in the height of summer is not overrun with either so you can still enjoy its …

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Tips Cycling Mont Ventoux
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Important Tips for Cycling Mont Ventoux at any Age

The iconic mountain beckons all cyclists. The giant of Provence stands 1909 metres today. As I rode up, I met a gentleman celebrating his 70th birthday and telling me it was on his bucket list! The lead photo is from Flassan looking at Mont Ventoux, a good place to park …

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Hiking Provence Spring Poppies
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

If you like Walking and Hiking Provence is for You

Contributor blog post by David: Saint Saturnin Les Apt is the perfect destination if you are a keen walker. We have a guidebook available with 20 walks from the village ranging in distance from 5 to 20k and therefore for all levels of fitness. Today we chose a short walk, not …

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Dinner La Bartavelle Goult
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Goult Visit and La Bartavelle the Restaurant to Try

Contributor blog post by David: We enjoyed another fine meal at La Bartavelle in Goult. Their prix-fixe menu gives a choice of three starters including local seasonal asparagus, in the spring. Whilst main courses included a fish choice (wild Turbot), Beef or Rabbit which I had, and it was superb, (see …

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Château de Bourgane
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Discovering Château de Bourgane Near Apt

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Despite living here in Provence for over ten years we continue to make great discoveries! Château de Bourgane is on the road leading from Apt to Saint Saturnin Les Apt. The Chateau dates to 1775 and was probably one of the most important houses in …

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Bike Riding Lavender Fields Provence
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Bike Riding around the Lavender Fields in Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Early July is the peak of colour in the lavender fields that surround us. Whilst I cycled it would be a very pleasant drive and encompasses some spectacular scenery. From Saint Saturnin Les Apt I took the D179 towards Rustrel and then turned left …

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Cycling Gorge de la Nesque
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A Cyclists Dream Riding Gorge de la Nesque

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Weather you wish to drive round or cycle the Gorge de la Nesque traces the south facing slope of Mont Ventoux. It is quite spectacular with a diverse landscape of forest and rocks with stunning views. I cycled from home taking the D943 in the …

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Asparagus Recipe @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

Spring in Provence: Quick Love Asparagus Recipe

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: The first asparagus has arrived in the markets. Steamed for about 10 minutes, a drizzle of olive oil, shavings of parmesan and then a soft free range boiled egg – perfect for lunch in the spring sunshine. Via:: Accommodation in Provence          

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Lunch at Château la Croix des Pins @ProvenceTayls
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Dine in the vines near Mont Ventoux! 

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Head North between Mont Ventoux and the Dentilles mountains and you will find some quintessential Provençal villages surrounded by Cherry Orchards and vineyards. On the edge of Mazan, is Château la Croix des Pins, making a good selection of white, rosê and red wines – …

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