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Goat Cheese and the Village of Banon

Check out the Luberon views high up on the hill in the village of Banon. It is a great place for a hike or lunch, and home to the fastest dog in France, Dabir a Saluki.

If you are lucky enough to be there in lavender season enjoy the brilliant shades of purple and mauve of the fields below Banon. This is an attractive little hilltop town (village perché) known for lavender and a specialty Banon goat cheese that is wrapped in chestnut leaves.

Banon #Luberon @PerfProvence

At the top of Banon, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, there is the prettiest group of houses all bedecked with flowers, whose colours change depending on the season. This is absolutely one of the most photogenic spots if you are looking for charm.

Banon Village Views

Allow yourself plenty of time to visit the charcuterie at the Brindille Melchio, the tomes at the wonderful Bleuet bookshop (allegedly the largest in France), or buy some provisions for later from the variety of quaint grocers, including the stunning AOC Banon cheese specialty – well Banon – of course!

Banon AOC Le Banon Cheese

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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