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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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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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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
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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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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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Saignon #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
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Saignon Unspoiled and Stunning Hilltop Village

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The tranquil village of Saignon perched high on a hill above the village of Apt is a quintessential French village. From the cobblestone streets winding their way past colorful shutters, intricate doorways, gorgeous fountains, an ancient lavoir (washhouse) to the rock of Saignon high …

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Seguret #RhoneValley @CobblestonesandVineyards
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Séguret—A Jewel of the Rhône Valley

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The village of Séguret is visually stunning in every way. It’s the prettiest Provençal village I have encountered thus far. It certainly gives my favorite, Joucas, a run for its money. This charming jewel of a village is filled with colorful flowers and crazy charm …

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Joucas #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Joucas—My Favorite Village of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Just the name Joucas alone is pretty. There is something about this village, some je ne sais quoi, that just makes it mine. I could imagine myself living here. It’s quiet, peaceful, scenic, charming, pretty. Yet, it’s not far from the shops and restaurants in …

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Mt Ventoux #Provence @CobblestonesandVineyards
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A Grueling Ride up Mont Ventoux or Relaxing at a Spa?

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Though my husband and I enjoy spending our time together meandering villages while in Provence, he feels a constant tug at his heartstrings luring him away toward something else. Being a cyclist and being in France, a cyclist’s dream, he is constantly enticed by …

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