Roman Pont du Gard
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A visit with friends to the amazing Roman Pont du Gard

Contributor blog post by Michel: Our favorite Roman ruin in the South of France is the Pont du Gard, the aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River in the Gard Department of Languedoc-Roussillon about 60 km (37 miles) from our home in Sablet, between Remoulins and Uzès. The Pont du Gard …

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Séguret Village View Vaucluse
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A visit to nearby Séguret, a Most Beautiful Village of France

Contributor blog post by Michel: Our village in Provence is surrounded by small wine-making villages, the closest of which is Séguret, about 1.25 miles northeast of Sablet. As you can see in the picture below, Séguret is elevated above the vineyards that separate Sablet from Séguret and wraps around the bottom …

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Saint-Paul-de-Mausole
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Vincent Van Gogh at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, many of them in the last two years …

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Aix-en-Provence la Rotonde Fountain
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Visit to Aix-en-Provence, City of a Thousand Fountains

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have written previously, one of our favorite towns is Aix-en-Provence. The capital of Provence in the middle ages, it is located about one hour and 15 minutes from our home in Sablet.Cousin Annick lives in a nearby village. One morning a few months …

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Tomato Tarte Tatin @OurhouseinProvence
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Perfect for Lunch in Provence Tomato Tarte Tatin

Highlighting the wonderful flavours of fresh Roma tomatoes and Oregano on a light and flaky tart shell served with crisp salad greens.
A Tomato Tarte Tatin.

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Visit Nîmes
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Things to See and Do When You Visit Nîmes, the Rome of France

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have shared before, we try to find opportunities to hook up with our cousins who live near Montpellier in someplace mutually convenient for them and us. So one Saturday, a few months back, neighbors Bob, Darlene, Ed and Gwen in tow, we headed …

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Lavender Fields Explore Provence
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Enjoying the Lavender fields in Vaucluse and nearby Drôme Provençale

Contributor blog post by Michel: It’s a toss up between coquelicots (red poppies) and lavender but probably no other scent or sight says Provence better than the pungent aroma of a purple field of lavender growing in mounded rows under a brilliant blue summer sky. We were lucky that it …

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Carrières de Lumières
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Art and Music at Carrières de Lumières and a Walk-Around Les Baux de Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: Les Baux de Provence is a picturesque village about 75 km southwest of Sablet. The village sits in a spectacular site on a rocky outcrop with ancient houses and a ruined castle perched on top of the village overlooking the plains to the south. Within …

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Roussillon Luberon
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Roussillon the Most Colorful Village in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Michel: I don’t think we’ve ever gone to Provence without going to Roussillon a village in the Luberon about 35 miles southeast of Sablet, and we certainly were going to make sure neighbors Bob, Darlene, Ed and Gwen got there. We love the colorful houses in Roussillon, …

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Gigondas views wine tasting
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Wine tasting at Domaine la Bouïssière and a Visit to Gigondas

Contributor blog post by Michel: Sablet is located between Séguret, a village classified as a “Plus Beaux Village de France,” to the north and Gigondas, a small village renown for its red wine to the south. From the road, Gigondas seems little more than a cluster of stone houses set …

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