Gordes Luberon
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Visiting Gordes —The Crown Jewel Village of the Luberon Valley

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Placed in a commanding position with all her majestic glory is a village that shines like a jewel above all others. She wears her crown well as visitors flock to capture her image from the valley below. The best time to see Gordes is …

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Villa Ephrussi Cap Ferrat French Riviera
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Visit Cap Ferrat and Villa Ephrussi for a Touch of Italy in France

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Located on the gorgeous Cap Ferrat peninsula, overlooking the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer, is an Italian-style villa built during France’s Belle Époque by Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. The mansion, with its nine exquisite gardens, was bequeathed in 1934 to the Académie des Beaux-Arts …

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Hotel Crillon le Brave
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An Enchanting Evening at Hotel Crillon le Brave

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Tucked away in a small hilltop village overlooking a landscape of vineyards and olive groves, lying in the shadow of Mont Ventoux, and practically bordering the villages of the Côtes du Rhône appellation is an intimate gem of a resort intertwined in the streets of …

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Les Bories Luxury Hotel Gordes
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Les Bories Luxury Hotel and a Spa Hidden in Gordes

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Secluded in a 20-acre aromatic park of olive and cypress trees, lavender, rosemary, and thyme is a hidden little retreat called les Bories, which is located on a quiet road across from Gordes. Les Bories is a five-star luxury hotel with a beautiful spa that …

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Mas des Sens Luberon
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Mas des Sens is a Provençal Oasis in the Luberon Valley

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: I really don’t want to share this one, I really don’t. But it’s pure kindness that makes me not withhold. In the Luberon valley, just below Bonnieux and Lacoste, lies an oasis of perfection called Mas des Sens. Le mas is a gorgeously manicured property …

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French Pharmacy Allergic Provence
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Allergic to Provence? A Trip to the French Pharmacy

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Please no! Anything but that. Upon visiting Provence this past June, with the unusually high temperatures of 95-100 degrees, my pasty white, sun-deprived skin went into shock. I developed hives or eczema all over! What to do? I finally stopped in at the pharmacy in …

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Monieux Village Vaucluse
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Monieux Village A Hidden Gem Near the Gorges de la Nesque

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: One day while driving through the Gorges de la Nesque, we “needed” a place to stop to have an apéritif before heading to Venasque for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, les Remparts. My husband suggested Monieux, since he had passed through the village …

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Le Petit Café Oppede le Vieux
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Le Petit Café in Oppède-le-Vieux Takes the Cake

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shfflebotham: There’s no doubt that the food in Provence is amazing. So each year, we like to award a restaurant for the best food of the trip. We have our favorites—Le Fournil in Bonnieux, les Remparts in Venasque, la Bergerie in Maubec, and la Terrasse in …

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Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: A Slice of Quiet on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: After much research on where to go for a “taste” of the Côte d’Azur—while wanting to avoid the crowds—we resolved that Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat was what we were looking for. After all, it is apparently a place for millionaires and European aristocracy, according to one source. Sounded …

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Banon Village Provence Cobblestone Vineyards
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Banon the Prettiest Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Village of Them All?

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: At the top of Banon, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, there is the prettiest group of houses all bedecked with flowers, whose colors change depending on the season. This is absolutely one of the most photogenic spots if you are looking for charm.Additionally, as …

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