View La Terrasse Joucas Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Evening Ambience at Its Best at la Terrasse in Joucas

Exciting news! Bistrot la Terrasse, located in the peaceful, charming village of Joucas in the Luberon, is once again open in the evenings for dinner. This is truly an enchanting spot to watch the sun set over the Luberon valley with the red hue of Roussillon in the distance. Original …

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Cassis Seaside Views Mediterranean
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Cassis Seaside Town The Charm of a Bygone Era

“He who has seen Paris and not Cassis has seen nothing.”—Frédéric Mistral; Provençal writer and poet and 1904 Nobel Prize winner in literature. In just under two hours from our peaceful Vaucluse department in Provence, we arrive at the top of Cassis. Upon exiting our car and breathing in the …

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Bistrot le 5 Menerbes Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Bistrot le 5 in the Luberon Village of Ménerbes

By Cheryl Shufflebotham: Looking for fresh, local, delicious food on a beautiful terrace overlooking the Luberon valley? You won’t be disappointed at Bistrot le 5. The food is excellent, with the most visually appealing presentation. Even more, this outdoor bistrot is located in the most polished of villages—Ménerbes. Enjoy Cheryl’s …

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Ventoux Wines
Cheryl ShufflebothamTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Will Ventoux Wines Become Côtes du Rhône?

The smooth, bold red wines that fall under the Ventoux AOC, formerly known as Côtes du Ventoux, are distinct from the neighbouring Côtes du Rhône wines. I actually prefer them, but again I am no expert on wine or anything for that matter.All I know is that I like the …

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Purple Lavender Luberon Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Where to See a Sea of Purple Lavender in the Luberon

The words lavender and Provence are synonymous. Yes, lavender embodies the very essence of Provence. Isn’t it true that when one imagines Provence, it’s fields of lavender as far as the eye can see that come to mind? Sunflowers too? Yet, the lavender season is short. So when can you …

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Bonnieux Market Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

These Scenes From the Bonnieux Market Will Make You Want to Visit

It’s always exciting to wander into a French market with the hustle and bustle and the thrill of discovery awaiting. From the beautiful fruit and vegetable stands to the local honey to the fromage to the wine to the soaps and linens, market day is a must. See the original …

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Rental Goult
Cheryl ShufflebothamRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

A Rental in Goult With a Studio with a Million-Dollar View

Nestled on the side of a hill (in Goult) with stunning views looking out over toward Bonnieux lies a small, secluded studio for two. This little rental is a dream. Though small, it is fitted to such a high standard. Read the original Cobblestones and Vineyards article for Cheryl’s photos …

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Bonnieux Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Why I am Crazy About Bonnieux in the Luberon

I must admit, at first I wasn’t crazy about the village of Bonnieux. I thought it was a little too busy, a little rougher around the edges than some of my favourites in Provence. But after staying two weeks just below the village, I am now smitten. Each day as …

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Provençal Honey
Cheryl ShufflebothamLocal Food ProducersTaste

In the Pursuit of Local Provençal Honey Fresh from the Farm

Need a break from wine tasting? How about Provençal honey tasting? Although, I don’t think anyone tires of wine tasting, especially when in Provence and having access to Côtes du Rhône wine in abundance. But the honey in Provence is divine, with hints of lavender, thyme, rosemary, chestnut, and acacia. …

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la Bastide de Marie Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

La Bastide de Marie Nestled Among the Vines in the Luberon

Just outside the village of Menerbes lies an 18th-century residence nestled among 57 acres of vines, surrounded by cypress and olive trees, and scented with rosemary and lavender bushes all around. La Bastide de Marie is an intimate, luxury farmhouse—a Provençal oasis in the Luberon to be discovered. Read Cobblestones …

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