Judas Tree Blooms
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie Whitmarsh

There’s a Sad Tale About the Judas Tree Blooms

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Over the years we have visited Provence in just about every month, but until we bought the house we hadn’t visited in April, which to be honest looking back on it now, was rather an oversight. In April, the countryside simply explodes with colour …

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Expat Living Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Expat Living: How Another Year in Provence Flies By

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: This time last year I was writing about our first year in Provence, borrowing the title from Peter Mayle, who so sadly died earlier this year, having fuelled the dreams of so many people over the years (ourselves included) with his wonderful stories of life …

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Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie Whitmarsh

Seeing Red in Provence Poppies and Cherries Signs of Spring

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Having arrived back in Provence a few of days ago I’ve been really surprised at how much things have changed in the last five (5) weeks. First, and probably the biggest surprise, is that everything is looking incredibly lush and green. This a such a …

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Provencal Markets Vaucluse Provence
Julie WhitmarshMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Visit My 3 Top Picks for Small but Perfect Provencal Markets

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: There is something wonderful about a traditional French market and over the years we’ve spent a considerable amount of time ambling around them in different towns across the Country. The nice thing is that each area expresses its own identity through its markets – with …

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Expat Living Pets Dogs Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Expat Living with Pets It’s a dog’s life in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s now nearly 4 months since Millie, our Golden Retriever, arrived for her first visit to France and I think it’s fair to say she has settled in very quickly and already considers Provence as home. I admit that it didn’t start too well, …

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Carnaval de Nice French Riviera Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

The Cote d’Azur is Riot of Colour at Carnaval de Nice

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: In February, there is an explosion of colour along the Cote D’Azur when the hillsides are fringed with yellow from the bright flowers of the Mimosa trees and the citrus fruits glow orange and yellow against the dark green leaves– it’s as if the plants …

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Menton Fête Du Citron Bollywood Theme 2018
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Menton Fête Du Citron Where Bollywood Meets Citrus in France

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Thinking back now, the end of February wasn’t really the best choice for our wedding – it was a cold, wet and ultimately snowy day (although wonderful of course) – and for the last 28 years we haven’t really had a long list of …

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Walking Mur de la Peste Cabrières D’Avignon @VaucluseDreamer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Walking Along the Mur de la Peste from Cabrières D’Avignon in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Heading back from L’Isle Sur La Sorgue market this week I thought I’d take the opportunity to stop at Cabrières D’Avignon and seek out a walk that I had heard about that follows some of the Mur de La Peste. The Mur de la Peste, …

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Luberon Dog Walk Abbaye de Senanque Gordes @Vauclusedreamer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Luberon Dog Walk from the Abbaye de Senanque to Gordes

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Having Millie, our Golden Retriever, with us in France this Winter has been lovely. Not only is it nice to have her company about the house, it’s also meant that we have taken her on some delightful walks. Many are well trodden routes that we …

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Mourre Nègre Hiking Luberon @VaucluseDreamer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

The Views from the Mourre Nègre are worth the Hike to the Top

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: One of the first things I fell in love with, when I viewed the house for the first time, was the view from the kitchen window. The Luberon is spread out in front of us with the constant sight of the tower on the highpoint …

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