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

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 bise” and …

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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

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 were mined here; this makes Roussillon unique compared to other towns …

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

I told you in a previous post that “A Good Year” starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard is my favourite American/British-made movie set in the South of France. The film is directed by Ridley Scott, who lives in the Luberon and is based on a Peter Mayle novel. The movie …

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

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 from now on. As followers of the “Our House in …

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

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 informed they had one …

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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

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 favourite airline. The first couple of times we flew into Lyon, we went …

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