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Lourmarin Shopping at Rose de Bagatelle

By Caroline Longstaffe:

Lourmarin Shopping

It’s a small world’, maybe an overused cliché…… Yet things often happen to me, fine gossamer strands weaving connections to my life in California and very often Provence. These invisible threads do indeed shrink my world, just like this story about the charming owner of a shop in Lourmarin, Rose de Bagatelle.

This women’s clothing and home decor shop is tucked away on one of Lourmarin’s charming alleys. A mother and daughter team, Nanou and Tatiana, are the store owners and creative individuals behind this concept that blends romance, elegance and Provencal lifestyle.

Browse their curated collection of clothing and accessories. Shop for the perfect hostess gift, for that impossible someone. Find that decorative item that adds a unique flair to your home. If you cannot get to the boutique in Lourmarin, it would be a shame but not to worry you can buy items directly from their website.

Rose de Bagatelle (website)
18 rue du Temple,
84160 Lourmarin
Tel: +33(0)4 90 79 12 82

My ‘small world’ connections to Provence and especially Lourmarin are numerous. Continue reading here, for Caroline’s growing community in Lourmarin and beyond.

Reasons to Visit Lourmarin

The Friday morning market is considered one of the best in the Lourmarin. Plan to arrive early otherwise, parking and the crowds can get a bit chaotic.

People watch at Café Gaby. Whether you have a bite to eat or just a drink at this Lourmarin institution entertainment is practically guaranteed.

Visit Provence’s first Renaissance castle built on the site of a 12th-century fortress. Château de Lourmarin is managed by the Fondation Laurent Vibert and open to the public.

Browse the boutiques and galleries.

Sample the local wines at Château Constantin.


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Caroline Longstaffe

A traveller at heart, Caroline says she was most probably born under a wandering star. This English girl lives in California, but has a soft spot for France. After living in Provence for 18 months, she admits that she is now torn between the towns of Uzes and Lourmarin - she cannot decide which is her favourite. During her stay in Provence, Caroline launched her blog Shutters and Sunflowers. Her blog is about passion, about living the journey not waiting to get to the destination.

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