Sablet Summer Festivals Vaucluse
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Sablet Summer Festivals A Reason to Visit the Vaucluse

By Michel: For those of you who don’t know, Sablet is a small village (population 1264) located at the base of the jagged Dentelles de Montmirail west of Mont Ventoux in the Vaucluse region of Provence, France. The village sits on a hill bordering the rich alluvial plain of the …

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Restaurant Villa Saint-Antoine Violès
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Restaurant Review Villa Saint-Antoine in Violès

By Michel As soon as we arrive in Sablet, we visit Le Pain Médiéval Boulangerie manned by Jeannine and Julien, then proceed to Votre Marché owned by Mimi and Alain, and Café des Sports owned by Bruno Bordeaux, in hopes our friends will be there so we can “faire la …

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6 à Table Restaurant Caromb
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Restaurant Review: Le 6 à Table in Caromb

By Michel: As wife Shirley tells everybody, “Michel is a list person.” And yes, when it comes to restaurants and most anything that is related to food or wine, I’m usually drawn to places which are on a list of “best” in the area. That is why we headed to Caromb to …

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Ochre Cliffs Roussillon Provence
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Don’t Miss the Ochre Cliffs of Roussillon in Provence

By Michel: We rarely go to our home in Sablet without taking a day trip to Roussillon, a village in the Luberon about 35 miles southeast of Sablet. We never tire of seeing this colourful village, tinted by 17 different colours of ochre that used to be mined here; this makes Roussillon unique …

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Gordes A Good Year Movie
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Revisiting Film locations for “A Good Year” in Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: I told you in a previous post that “A Good Year” starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard is my favorite American/British-made movie set in the South of France. The movie is directed by Ridley Scott who himself lives in the Luberon and is based on a …

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Pope's Palace Avignon
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Must Visit the Pope’s Palace in Avignon France

Contributor blog post by Michel: I have ignored my blog for far too long. Busy at work and projects at home, so I never seem to find quiet time to share adventures with you. So here I am. I hope to be here more frequently going forward. As followers of “Our …

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Le Bistrot du Paradou
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Le Bistrot du Paradou, Most Enjoyable Dining in the Alpilles

Contributor blog post by Michel: One Friday a few months back, we had a date for a rendezvous with cousins Jean-Marc and Christine for dinner. It was my responsibility to choose a restaurant somewhere between Montpellier and Sablet. After making some calls, I landed on Le Bistrot du Paradou. I was …

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Lyon Café Comptoir Abel Road Trip
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A night in Lyon and unforgetable dinner at Cafe Comptoir Abel

Contributor blog post by Michel: As we plan trips to the South of France, I look for good fares from San Francisco to Geneva, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Nice. Recently, it seems Geneva and Lyon have offered the best fares on our favorite airline. The first couple of times we flew …

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Fishing Sablet Lake
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Gone Fishing at the Lake of Sablet in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Michel: This summer, daughter Stephanie and family spent several weeks visiting us in Sablet. Her husband Earl and son Dylan love to fish together and hoped to fish while they were in Provence. Since I don’t fish, I didn’t know where to go, whether or not permits …

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Sunflowers Fields Provence
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Sunflower Fields are Special Places of Beauty in Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: Friday, July 21, and we were on the road to find a good vantage point to watch the Tour de France near Lauris. As we drove toward the town of Orange to get on the A-7 autoroute, we came upon a huge field of sunflowers. …

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