Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Domaine de la Charbonnière
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine at Domaine de la Charbonnière

A Visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape One of many things that attracted us to Sablet was its location in the Côtes du Rhône and proximity to world-renown wine villages such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. We like all the wines from this area, but our favourites are Châteauneuf-du-Papes, and we go there …

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Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe Provence
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Perfecting the Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe

at one of our favourite restaurants Les Remparts in Venasque. The chef makes a Tomato Tarte Tatin to “die” for and the following recipe is my second attempt to recreate this delicious dish at home.

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Beautiful Colourful Ochres Roussillon
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The Beautiful Colourful Ochres of Roussillon

Another Beautiful Village Friends and others headed to Provence often ask where they should go during their once in a lifetime visit to Provence. It is a hard question as most visitors have only six (6) days since they usually arrive on Saturday afternoon and depart the following Saturday morning; …

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La Ferme Chapouton Grignan Village Drome
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La Ferme Chapouton in Grignan and Many Reasons to Visit

Lunch at La Ferme Chapouton We have made several visits to the village of Grignan in the Drôme Provençale, an area that falls between the Rhône River and the Alps north of the Vaucluse. A few weeks ago with friends Steve and Mary, we decided to go to Grignan, to try …

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Visit Avignon Festivals Food
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Visit Avignon for Festivals, Food and Popes

The Papal City Avignon is 40 km southwest of Sablet, snuggled inside ancient walls along the Rhône River. The largest town in the Vaucluse, Avignon is very old, full of history, art, music and activity. I can spend hours wandering the narrow streets inside the fortified walls without getting bored. …

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Visit Pont du Gard
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Tips for a Visit to the Pont du Gard

Go visit the Pont du Gard if, for no other reason, this “masterpiece” has been standing for 2000 years! Our favourite Roman ruin in the South of France is the Pont du Gard, the aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River about 60 km (37 miles) from our house in Sablet, …

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Visit Seaside Cassis France
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Reasons to Visit Picturesque Seaside Cassis Anytime

Cassis is a picturesque town a little over 90 minutes from Sablet snuggled at the bottom of a steep bowl of land along the Mediterranean Sea between calanques (small coastal fjords with tall cliffs), about 25 km east of Marseille. Picture Perfect Setting The village of Cassis is set on …

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La Cadière-d'Azur Var
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La Cadière-d’Azur Var Village to Visit

Hilltop Village La Cadière-d’Azur is a small medieval village perched on the edge of a cliff on the hill across from Le Castellet in the south-west of the Var region. After we finished our walk-about Le Castellet, we decided that since we were in the area, we should cross the valley …

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Luberon Villages Visit Gordes
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Luberon Villages Why Visit Beautiful Gordes?

Every time we come to our home in Sablet, in the Provence region of France, we head toward the Luberon mountain to visit one or more of the small hilltop villages in that area. Many times, Gordes is one of the villages we visit, especially if we are touring first-time visitors …

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Lunch Vaison-la-Romaine
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Where to Eat Lunch in Vaison-la-Romaine

Vaucluse Villages We go often to Vaison-la-Romaine, sometimes it seems almost every day. We go for Tuesday morning market, buy basic household supplies at “Brando Vaison Ménager”, pick up cheese at an amazing shop called “Lou Canesteou”, visit friends, or simply pass through on the way to Nyons and other destinations …

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