Lourmarin Market Fridays Luberon
Julie WhitmarshMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Enjoy The fantastic Friday Market at Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: As you know I’m a real sucker for the local markets and can happily spend a whole week visiting them in turn, sitting in a café having a ‘grand-crème’ whilst watching the world go by and heading home with a basket full of the wonderful …

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Legend Roussillon Ochre Cliffs Luberon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshProvencal History & Traditions

The Legend of Roussillon – a tale of illicit love and a tragic end! 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Yesterday morning I cycled up to Roussillon for the weekly market and to sit on the wall enjoying the view and the vivid colours of the Ochre cliffs that define the village. When I arrived it was lovely & quiet and I popped into the …

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Simiane La Rotonde Cycle
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Stepping back in time in the Village of Simiane La Rotonde 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Over the summer one of our favourite cycle rides took us to the delightful boulangerie at Simiane-La-Rotonde, just across the border from us towards Banon in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence. The boulangerie itself is worth the hour long uphill cycle, but …

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Provence Expat Life Whitmarsh Family
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Provence Expat Life: When Does a Holiday Stop and Life Begin? 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: So that’s it – I’m back in the UK after another long summer at our little place in Provence – Andy’s staying on for another couple of weeks, as he came out after me and we always want to use the house as much as …

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Favourite Breakfast Spots Biking
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Biking to our Favourite Breakfast Spots in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Over the last 3 weeks Andy & I have covered nearly 2000 kilometres & climbed nearly 26 kilometres between us on our bikes. That’s not through us setting out to do anything particularly and it certainly hasn’t been as a result of us setting ourselves …

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Antiques Art You L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

From Silver to Shrek – Antiques Art and You in L’Isle sur La Sorgue

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I can’t help it – I love any opportunity to fuddle around an Antiques & Brocante market in France and over the August Bank Holiday weekend the Antiques Art and You Festival. It takes place in pretty L’Isle Sur La Sorgue and it’s now becoming rather …

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Lavender fields Active Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Discover a Range of Activities for Active Provence Holidays

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Over the years I’ve wished (many times) that we could just chill out and effectively lie by a pool and relax for a holiday. But to be honest despite our best efforts we’ve found it’s just not for us and that after a hard …

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Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon Brocante Silver Provence
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Exploring the Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon Brocante for Silver and an antique Musket

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Last weekend we decided to potter off to enjoy a couple of brocante markets and vide grenier events being held in the area. The last time we’d gone to one we’d found a wonderful French Military History chart for our youngest, Tom, who’s passionate …

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Tour de France 
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

‘Chapeau’ to The Tour de France 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Last year when The Tour De France visited Provence I was down here on my own and still waiting for the boys to arrive from their rather epic cycle ride from Dartmoor to Sète. I grabbed the chance to watch The Tour finish on …

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Les Baux-de-Provence Castle
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Treading in ancient footsteps at Les Baux-de-Provence 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: A few years ago now we headed across to Les Baux-de-Provence with our boys, after having seen the spectacular site in the helicopter footage during the coverage of the Tour de France, which unsurprisingly is essential viewing in our house! Les Baux-de-Provence sits atop …

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