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Le Clos de Rohan – A Hidden Retreat in Provence

Hidden high in the hills above the village of Rustrel lies a true Provençal oasis of tranquillity. 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 retreat will delight the senses, whisk …

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Oppede le Vieux @CobblestonesandVineyards
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Oppède-le-Vieux Breathtaking Enchantment

Every visitor to the Vaucluse department of Provence must take 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. For more on Cheryl’s visit to this hilltop town in the …

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Saignon #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
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Saignon Unspoiled and Stunning Hilltop Village

The tranquil village of Saignon perched high on a hill above the town of Apt is a quintessential French village. From the cobblestone streets winding their way past colourful shutters, intricate doorways, gorgeous fountains, and an ancient lavoir (washhouse) to the rock of Saignon high above, this beautiful village is …

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

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 favourite, Joucas, a run for its money. This charming jewel of a village is filled with colourful flowers and crazy charm around every bend of its …

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Joucas #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
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Joucas—My Favorite Village of the Luberon

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, and pretty. Yet, it’s not far from the shops and restaurants in Gordes, Goult, and Roussillon. …

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

Though my husband and I enjoy spending our time together in 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 the sight of Mont Ventoux …

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Maubec Village #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
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Maubec – Pure Enchantment

While I love the popular Luberon villages as much as the next person, I’m always on the hunt for the authentic, remote, captivating places that one just dreams about for years to come. I kept hearing mention of Maubec as a small, authentic French village and had it on my …

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