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James Jaulin Photography Exhibition in Gordes

James Jaulin is a world-travelling photographer who has previously been profiled in Perfectly Provence. His newest exhibition will be in the charming hilltop village of Gordes, beginning on April 28th and open every day from 9 am to 7 pm.

James Jaulin Photography face paint

The exhibition will take place in the Chapelle des Pénitents, in the centre of town near the tourist office. It will feature nearly 50 of Jaulin’s large-format photographs, taken in more than a dozen countries around the world. Also displayed will be a selection of some of the beautiful objects seen in the photos, such as an Ethiopian wedding necklace and an ornate Cambodian scythe.

James Jaulin Photography scythe

Ornamental Scythe (Cambodia)

The exhibition runs through May 11. Jaulin’s next exhibition will be In the Footsteps of Rimbaud, following the life of this famous French poet during the years he lived in Africa.

James Jaulin Photography cross

Coptic Cross (Ethiopia)

While You Are Visiting Gordes

Set eyes on Gordes for the first time, and you will immediately understand why it is considered amongst one of the most beautiful villages in France. Perched on a hillside this village rises above the Luberon Valley. The dry stone walls have been restored, now serving as a privacy screen when centuries back this would have been for defensive purposes. Gordes is highly recommended as a village to visit, but if possible avoid the heat of the day during the summer months.

Dining at la Bastide de Gordes Luxury Hotel

Have lunch (or better yet stay) at the luxurious La Bastide de Gordes, the view is fabulous.

Go for a hike, from the Abbaye de Senanque to Gordes. Julie the Vaucluse Dreamer walked this trail with their family dog off-season, a great activity when it is not too hot out.

Check-out the Tuesday morning market, it is highly recommended by Ashley of Curious Provence.

Tourism information link for Gordes.

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Keith Van Sickle

Keith Van Sickle

Keith is a lifelong traveler who got his first taste of overseas life during a semester abroad in England. But it was the expat assignment to Switzerland that made him really fall in love with Europe.

After returning to California, he and his wife Val dreamed of living abroad again but couldn’t find another expat gig, so they invented their own. Now they split their time between California and St-Rémy-de-Provence, delving ever deeper into what makes France so endlessly fascinating.

Keith is the author of One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence, and Are We French Yet?, both available from Amazon.

This article is based on content that Keith is collecting for his third book, “An Insiders Guide to Provence,” with a publication date of December 2021. Click here to pre-order the book.

You can see all of Keith’s blog posts at Life in Provence.

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