Avignon city o the Popes @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Exploring Avignon the City of the Popes

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: The magnificent city of Avignon only about 70km from Lourmarin. Spend a day here and discover its rich and fascinating history. Explore the ramparts of its incredibly well preserved city wall, built in 1403, which like a ribbon round a cake, still circles the …

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Visit to lourmarin @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A video visit to Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaff: Discover the enchantment of this fairy tale village in Provence’s Luberon. Visit its medieval château and enjoy a musical soirée under its rafters. Meander Lourmarin’s chic boutiques, galleries and restaurants, and fabulous Friday market. Explore the stunningly beautiful Luberon region. Its captivating perched villages, sprawling …

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Oppede le Vieux @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Oppède-le-Vieux Breathtaking Enchantment

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Every visitor to the Vaucluse department of Provence must make the time to visit this raw, rugged, breathtaking jewel of the Luberon. Frozen in time, Oppède-le-Vieux enchants its visitors with its majestic position clinging to the side of the Luberon. …Continue reading here for more on Cheryl’s …

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Saignon #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Saignon Unspoiled and Stunning Hilltop Village

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The tranquil village of Saignon perched high on a hill above the village of Apt is a quintessential French village. From the cobblestone streets winding their way past colorful shutters, intricate doorways, gorgeous fountains, an ancient lavoir (washhouse) to the rock of Saignon high …

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Malaucene #MontVentoux @ourhouseinprovence
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Malaucène a Gateway to Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by Michel: One of the great things about writing a blog is getting comments on the blog or emails from readers with suggestions for villages to visit or restaurants to try. That is why we headed to Malaucène one morning back in February. …Continue reading here for Michel’s full …

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Seguret #RhoneValley @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Séguret—A Jewel of the Rhône Valley

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The village of Séguret is visually stunning in every way. It’s the prettiest Provençal village I have encountered thus far. It certainly gives my favorite, Joucas, a run for its money. This charming jewel of a village is filled with colorful flowers and crazy charm …

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Joucas #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Joucas—My Favorite Village of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Just the name Joucas alone is pretty. There is something about this village, some je ne sais quoi, that just makes it mine. I could imagine myself living here. It’s quiet, peaceful, scenic, charming, pretty. Yet, it’s not far from the shops and restaurants in …

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Bistrot de Pierrerue #TastesofProvence @Spacebetweenfr
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Why You Should Visit the Village of Pierrerue

Hidden Provence is a chance to explore a less travelled part of Provence. This 8 night (7 day) walking tour is run by Liz Lord and her husband, Mel. During the trip, the group is based out of a private home near Forcalquier. Liz wrote the following post after their last …

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Maubec Village #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Maubec – Pure Enchantment

Contributor blog post by Cheryl @ Cobblestones and Vineyards: While I love the popular Luberon villages as much as the next person, I’m always on the hunt for the authentic, remote, captivating places that one just dreams about for years to come. I kept hearing mention of Maubec as a …

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Merindol Provence Luberon @PerfProvence
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Massacre in Merindol Provence’s Dark History

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Blinded by the hues of lavender shutters. Gently numbed by a glass or two of chilled local rosé. It would be easy to overlook the hamlet of Mérindol during a visit to Provence. The Luberon region is brimming with villages laying claim to le plus …

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