Bread Village Life Sablet
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Fresh Bread and Village Life in Sablet

Village Life Sablet From the day we began our search for a house in the South of France, our top priority was for the house to be located within walking distance of village business’ including a boulangerie (bakery). As readers know, we ended up buying a house in the middle of Sablet, a …

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Bandol Domaine de Terrebrune
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Tasting Bandol Wines at Domaine de Terrebrune

You will recall that on the last day of our most recent sojourn in Sablet, I suggested to Shirley that we drive to the Bandol wine region and taste wine since we had not been there for several years. Also, it was a gloomy day in Sablet, and I hoped the weather …

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Domaine Tempier Wine Estate
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Domaine Tempier Wine Estate in Bandol AOC

By Michel: I have wanted to visit Domaine Tempier, ever since the first time I read about the Bandol winery owned by the Peyraud family, in books authored by Richard Olney, Alice Waters and Kermit Lynch. Kermit Lynch the renown wine importer, was introduced to the Peyrauds by Richard Olney …

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Var Visit Le Castellet Bandol
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Many Reasons to Visit Le Castellet and Bandol AOC

Visit Le Castellet By Michel As we were approaching the end of our most recent sojourn in Sablet, I suggested to Shirley that we visit the Bandol region of the Var and taste wine since we had not been there for several years. One of my favourite blogs is authored …

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Restaurant Le Girocèdre Puyméras
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Restaurant Le Girocèdre in Puyméras for Provencal Meals

By Michel The village of Puyméras is located just a seven (7) km northeast of Vaison-la-Romaine, so it is convenient for lunch after the Tuesday morning market and from our house in Sablet. Puyméras is a pretty, small village, at the northern tip of the Vaucluse near the border of …

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Chez Serge Carpentras Lunch
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Head to Chez Serge in Carpentras for Lunch

By Michel As I told you in my last post, we went to Carpentras to visit the historical Jewish synagogue built in 1367. Since most shops and tourist sites close during lunch hour, we joined the locals and headed to our favourite restaurant. Our go-to restaurant in Carpentras is Chez Serge, …

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Visit Carpentras Synagogue
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Interesting Visit to Carpentras France’s Oldest Synagogue

By Michel: A Visit to Carpentras It is not unusual to find us headed to Carpentras on Friday morning’s for the weekly market or shopping for kid’s clothes. Carpentras is a short 25-minute ride down the D-7 from the village of Sablet. As we get near, we see Notre-Dame de …

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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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