Visiting Grignan Beautiful Village
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Visiting Grignan a Beautiful Villages for Lunch in the Drome

We often visit Grignan in the Drome Provencale, an area that falls between the Rhone River and the Alps north of the Vaucluse. Since we were last there in the summer of 2019, Grignan was added to the Plus Beaux Villages de France. And, there is little wonder why. Rising …

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Sunflowers in Provence Mornas
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Sunflowers in Provence Near the Fortress of Mornas

Last July, we went to Provence for the first time in a while. Although I wrote about our favourite things in Provence shortly before our trip, seasonal “floral” attractions such as red poppies, lavender, and sunflowers are high on our list. Since July is sunflower season, we set off one …

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Lunch Wines Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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Lunch and Wine in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

One of the many things that drew us to buying a home in Sablet was its location in the Cotes-du-Rhone wine appellation and proximity to renowned villages such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras, and Chateauneuf-du-Pape. While we like all the wines from this region, some of our favourites are the wines produced …

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Why Visit Historical Uzès? Lunch, Sightseeing and Family

There are towns and villages we happily visit time and again because of their uniqueness, proximity to historical sites, outstanding markets, or cultural attractions. As Uzès has it all, a well-preserved chateau, cobblestone streets, two great weekly markets, close to the Pont du Gard, and a Duke, it was an …

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Visiting Les Baux de Provence
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Visiting Les Baux de Provence and Nearby Dining Options

Les Baux de Provence is a picturesque village about 46 miles southwest of our house in Sablet in the Vaucluse. The town sits on an elevated site with ancient dwellings and ruins of a castle perched on top overlooking plains to the south. The village is classified as one of …

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Visit Nyons Thursday Market
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Visit Nyons on Thursday for the Market and More

We arrived at our Sablet home last Tuesday after being away for five (5) months. Unfortunately, we arrived too late to shop at the weekly market in Vaison-la-Romaine, which, as faithful readers know, is our very favourite market in Provence. On Thursday morning, we headed to Nyons just 28 km …

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Le Barroux Village Vaucluse
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Le Barroux Village in the Vaucluse and Family Connections

Who doesn’t love a good family mystery? My father Daniel Augsburger was born in Switzerland. His mother was French and at a young age, the family moved to the South of France. He came to the United States in 1939, just prior to World War II for college and to …

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Tuesday Market Vaison-la-Romaine
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A Visit to the Tuesday Market in Vaison-la-Romaine

We look forward to Tuesday mornings because it is the day for the weekly market in Vaison-la-Romaine. That morning, rain or shine, always finds us leaving the house early for the trip to Vaison-la-Romaine. A trip to a market, especially this market in Vaison-la-Romaine, is my favourite thing to do. …

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Beautiful Historical Avignon Opera House
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Beautiful Historical Avignon a Nice Place for a Walk

We went to Avignon so Shirley could shop, so I took the opportunity to walk around and see what was new or different after our long absence. One of the first things I noticed, this was the first time in a long time that the Opera – Theater of Avignon …

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Puyméras for Provencal Lunch
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Head to Puyméras for a Provencal Lunch

Puyméras is a small village on a hill a few km northeast of Vaison-la-Romaine at the northern tip of the Vaucluse near the border of the Department of the Drome. When you approach Puyméras coming from Vaison-la-Romaine, the village is visible on the hill surrounded by homes, vineyards and lavender …

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