Banon Cheese Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorLocal Food ProducersTaste

Cheese lovers paradise!

By David Taylor The 23rd Banon cheese festival took place Sunday, it has been a few years since we have been and it continues to attract huge crowds the the main interest being tasting and eating cheese, lunching, drinking and just a very convivial day out for friends and families …

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A hikers paradise in Provence
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

A hikers paradise in Provence

By David Taylor We are often asked whether its possible to go hiking from the village and the answer is a resounding YES! This folder contains 20 walks starting in the village ranging from 2kms to 19kms, truly something for everyone. They are all very well marked and will give …

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Pont Julien Roman Bridge Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorProvencal History & Traditions

What have the Romans ever done for us?

By David Taylor One of their many successes was the construction of the bridge ‘Pont Julien’ dating to 3BC crossing the Calavon river near Bonnieux. There are three wide arches, built this way to allow the torrents of water to pass. It may look a gentle trickle in this picture …

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Lavender fields #Provence via @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExplore

Looks like a good year in Provence

By David Taylor The warm dry weather conditions are perfect for the lavender and olive trees. The lavender is showing its first shimmering of colour, which will be in bloom in a matter of weeks whilst the olive trees are full of young flower buds that will soon become our …

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Brasserie in Apt
David & Karen TaylorTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Cheese lunch + wine tasting = much happiness

Contributor blog post by David Taylor A significant number of the grapes grown locally are taken to Sylla, the local wine co operative in Apt, producing vin de pays de Vaucluse and vin de pays d’Apt wines. Formally these were known as either a cote de Ventoux or Luberon depending …

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Auberge des carrières #LesTaillades @Provencetayls
David & Karen TaylorRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Auberge des Carrières Great Food Discoveries in Provence

By David Taylor We were recommended to a restaurant, ‘Auberge des Carrières‘ in the small village of Les Taillades, 4 kilometres to the east of Cavaillon. But before diving in for lunch we thought we should check out the tiny ancient village, once renowned for its stone quarrying. The outskirts …

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Colorado du Provence
David & Karen TaylorRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Pizza in the Colorado

By David Taylor At the Colorado Provençal, near Rustrel is the Pizzaria du Colorado, family run and always busy especially with locals who also use the bar, the inside is warm and cosy with lots of tables, outside is a vast terrace, great in summer and at lunchtime after hiking …

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Provence Rosé restaurant in Aix @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Great restaurant in Aix

By David Taylor Eating out in big cities is always difficult as there is so much choice and one wants to avoid the tourist traps. We have eaten at Cote Cours on the Cours Mirabeau three times and enjoyed all occasions although lunches were our favourite. On Saturday we ate …

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