Le Fournil in Bonnieux The New Gold Standard @CobblestoneandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Le Fournil Restaurant in Bonnieux The New Gold Standard

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: For the last few years, I’ve heard mention of le Fournil Restaurant in several gîte rental binders, and it had been on my list of restaurants to try. It did not disappoint! In fact, with each bite we were asking, “How soon can we …

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autumn in provence @cobblestonesandvineyards #exploreprovence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in Provence

Autumn in Provence

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Just the mention of Provence conjures up images of lavender and sunflowers. Beautiful indeed! But what about the autumn? Is there more to enjoy than just the lavender? Autumn in Provence has an intoxication all of its own. With the crowds having left and …

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Encounters at a French Market @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Encounters at a French Market

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: There is nothing like wandering through a French market filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, bread, soap, honey, and so much more. It’s a lively place—the heart of France, the heart of the village. Today, I was meandering a French market in the …

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Banon views Explore Provence @CobblestoneVineyards
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Banon A Land of Goat Cheese, Lavender, and Wheat

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The small perched village of Banon, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, is authentic Provence at its best. Banon wasn’t at the top of my list to see but was a spur-of-the-moment stop. What a surprise! I had no idea that it would prove to …

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Joucas views #Luberon #ExploreProvence @Cobblestonesand Vineyards
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The Luberon Village of Joucas Still Has My Heart

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: I’m back in Provence and exploring a bunch of villages, all in the name of research, to confirm which one is my favorite. And Joucas still is the one! The Luberon is very quiet today at the end of August with all the tourists …

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Dining in France @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamTaste: Food & Drink

Food Lover? How Not to Go Hungry in France

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Hungry in France? Wait a minute! Isn’t France all about the food? Isn’t it known for its boulangeries, pâtisseries, cheese, bread, croissants, steak frites, Michelin-star dining? Don’t people go to France for the food? Yes, yes, and yes. There is wonderful food everywhere, as …

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Provence Dog @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in Provence

The End of Summer Blues in Provence

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The temperatures in Provence are still very hot right now. Though beautiful as always, the region seems a little worn, a little tired, after a busy summer. Even my favorite Joucassienne dog is a little wiped out from the heat. Remember my picture of him …

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Venasque #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Venasque a Village With a Views of Mont Ventoux and Lunch

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Overlooking the towering Mont Ventoux is the sleepy plus beau village of Venasque with its fountains, charming walkways, artisan shops, ancient ruins and ramparts, cherry orchards, and stunning views of the Vaucluse as well as of the Giant itself. …Continue reading here for the …

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le Clos de Rohan @CobblestonesandVineyards
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Le Clos de Rohan – A Hidden Retreat in Provence

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Hidden high in the hills above the village of Rustrel lies a true Provençal oasis of tranquility. Enveloped by woods, hills, and fields of lavender, le Clos de Rohan is the Provence you are looking for. From the moment you enter the grounds, this soothing …

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Oppede le Vieux @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Oppède-le-Vieux Breathtaking Enchantment

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Every visitor to the Vaucluse department of Provence must make the time to visit this raw, rugged, breathtaking jewel of the Luberon. Frozen in time, Oppède-le-Vieux enchants its visitors with its majestic position clinging to the side of the Luberon. …Continue reading here for more on Cheryl’s …

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