Cycling Mont Ventoux Gorges de la Nesque
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Cycling Mont Ventoux and the Gorges de la Nesque in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I can honestly say that cycling in Provence is always a delight, but sometimes we do a new ride that just makes my heart sing & leaves me feeling as if I’m grinning ‘from the inside out’ and that’s just how I felt after doing this route earlier this week. …

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February Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

February sun in Provence Coming out of Hibernation

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Since arriving back in the UK after Christmas it seems that it hasn’t stopped raining and most days we appear to have moved directly from dawn to dusk with what appears to be no actual sunlight in between. It just hasn’t got light and to …

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Morning Walk Lagnes to Sorgue @vauclusedreamer
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A Morning’s Walk – from Lagnes to the source of the Sorgue

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: As I mentioned in my last couple of blogs we’ve really enjoyed exploring the area on foot this Winter and in turn it has meant we’ve had a very happy dog! We have managed to discover some new walks, but have also enjoyed treading well-worn …

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Hiking Viens @Vauclusedreamer
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Hiking and Hunting for Rhinos near Viens

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: One of the things we love about Provence is its wonderful wildlife and recently we’ve been lucky enough to watch ‘Sangliers’ foraging at the side of the road…….. Please excuse my photography! And have seen Vultures flying off the Petit Luberon and near Sault, but …

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War Memorial Provence Vaucluse
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshProvencal History & Traditions

A War Memorial amongst the Lavender Fields in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Back in the Summer we spent some time exploring the pretty village of Simiane-La-Rotonde, a few miles away from us in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence. Whilst we were there we noticed the names of five (5) English Airmen had been added …

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Dog's Life Provence
Julie Whitmarsh

It’s a Dog’s Life in Provence this Christmas

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: What a year it’s been, it seems to have whistled past faster than ever and I can hardly believe that we’re about to spend our second Christmas in our little place in Provence. The house is still far from where we would like it …

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Lourmarin Market Fridays Luberon
Julie WhitmarshMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Enjoy The fantastic Friday Market at Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: As you know I’m a real sucker for the local markets and can happily spend a whole week visiting them in turn, sitting in a café having a ‘grand-crème’ whilst watching the world go by and heading home with a basket full of the wonderful …

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Legend Roussillon Ochre Cliffs Luberon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshProvencal History & Traditions

The Legend of Roussillon – a tale of illicit love and a tragic end! 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Yesterday morning I cycled up to Roussillon for the weekly market and to sit on the wall enjoying the view and the vivid colours of the Ochre cliffs that define the village. When I arrived it was lovely & quiet and I popped into the …

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Simiane La Rotonde Cycle
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Stepping back in time in the Village of Simiane La Rotonde 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Over the summer one of our favourite cycle rides took us to the delightful boulangerie at Simiane-La-Rotonde, just across the border from us towards Banon in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence. The boulangerie itself is worth the hour long uphill cycle, but …

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Provence Expat Life Whitmarsh Family
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Provence Expat Life: When Does a Holiday Stop and Life Begin? 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: So that’s it – I’m back in the UK after another long summer at our little place in Provence – Andy’s staying on for another couple of weeks, as he came out after me and we always want to use the house as much as …

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