Flowers on cycle route @VaucluseDreamer
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Luberon Cycle: Cherries, Lavender and Roussillon Ochres

After a couple of busy days settling back into the house and getting on top of a few things I needed to do, I decided to get back out on the bike this morning. I had an appointment with my neighbour to pop to the Recycling Centre (furniture hunting) at 2 …

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Blue skies for cycling @VaucluseDreamer
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Luberon Cycling over the top to Sault

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Over the years that we’ve been coming to the Vaucluse we have often ‘popped’ across the hills that sit between the Luberon & Mont Ventoux. This has always been done by car and I’ve seen people on bikes riding it and thought to myself …

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Cat in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
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Pusscat’s French Adventure in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Some people must think we’re mad, but having bought the house in France, we had to decide what to do with our pets as between us we’ll be over here for about 5 months this summer. Our dog Millie (a gentle & rather dim …

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towers of Caseneuve @Vauclusdreamer
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Beyond the Veloroute – cycle to Simiane La Rotonde

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I have to admit to being rather tired last night. Yesterday’s cycle took us onto one of the roads that turns left just before the end of the Veloroute du Calavon and it felt as if we spent most of our time going up …

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Tour de France @VaucluseDreamer
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Watching the Tour de France on Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: For 3 weeks each year everything in our house slows down, the TV is on all afternoon as we all get our annual hit of two of our favourite things – France & cycling. For us the Tour de France is just compulsive viewing, …

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Saignon #Luberon @VaucluseDreamer
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Beyond the end of the Veloroute – Cycle to Saignon

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: As I mentioned in my last post there are a number of lovely cycle rides that can be taken from the end of the Veloroute du Calavon, towards Cereste and beyond. Having sat down with a neighbour she spent an hour poring over the map, …

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Pont Julien Veloroute Luberon @Vauclusedreamer
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Beyond the end of the Veloroute 1 to Cereste

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: The Véloroute du Calavon is a great off-road cycle path that runs the length of the petit-Luberon from near Cavaillon to beyond Apt. Built on the bed of an old railway track it offers a well-maintained, vehicle-free, flat route through some of the most …

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Bargain Hunting #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
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Provencal Bargain Hunting at the Tip

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: OK it’s not quite the title that usually draws readers, but I thought this afternoon’s trip was worth sharing. Since moving in I’ve been busy trying to find nice pieces of furniture for the house and needless to say I don’t want to spend …

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Living the Provence Dream @VaucluseDreamer
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Renovating in Provence: Living the dream a few early lessons

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Firstly apologies for any glitches in this blog – it’s been a bit chaotic trying to do it with intermittent internet and different wifi locations! I can’t believe where the last few days have gone. A week ago, I had just hosted the village book …

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Brocante and Lily of the Valley @Vauclusedreamer
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A Provencal day of Brocante and Lily of the Valley

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: From the middle of the week I could see that today was shaping up to be a busy day. Not that I had a list of things that had to be done, but more because I’d seen signs for 3 local ‘Vide Grenier’ events …

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