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A Visit to Provence and Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

There’s a new obsession running around in my head: “visit as many of France’s ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages‘ as I possibly can.”  So far, I’ve seen only 10 out of some 156 “authentic” Les Plus Beaux Villages. I have a lot of travelling to do. Les Plus Beaux Villages There …

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Bastide de Marie
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

An Enchanting Dinner to Remember at Bastide de Marie

Just a skip down the road from our holiday rental in Ménerbes, we returned to la Bastide de Marie for the final evening of our yearly trip to Provence. And the meal won for best of the trip, though a couscous and garbanzo dish from an auberge in Brantes was …

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Provence Market Lifestyle Fashion Village Heart Scene
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

The Provence Market Provencal Lifestyle Inspired Fashion

Fashion: The Provence Market Michele and Jean-Marie are a husband and wife team with a vision, complementary work experiences and a passion for Provence. So why not leverage that textbook combination and create a new fashion brand – The Provence Market? As a traveller, one cannot help but feel how …

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Truffles Hunting Provence Dogs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

Elusive Truffles Hunting for Black Gold in Provence

We had just witnessed a demonstration of how dogs are essential companions for the truffle hunt (le cavage). In most cases, dogs have usurped pigs as the more manageable truffle hunters.

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Brocante Markets Vaucluse
InspireJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts

Joys of Cycling to Local Brocante Markets in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Exploring Brocantes As you have probably gathered by now we tend to enjoy spending our time in France cycling, visiting brocante markets, vide greniers and drinking coffee, with the days passing by in a blur and us inevitably falling into bed each evening tired and …

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Spring Luberon Lourmarin Cherry trees blooming Maison-des-Cerises
Caroline LongstaffeExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Spring in the Luberon Valley a Visit to Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: When you leave a place for several months, however much you love it, even somewhere as special as Lourmarin, you find yourself wondering. Wondering if it is really is as magical as the images you have so firmly imprinted in your mind. Wondering whether you’ll …

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Les Bories Luxury Hotel Gordes
Cheryl ShufflebothamHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurLiving in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Les Bories Luxury Hotel and a Spa Hidden in Gordes

Secluded in a 20-acre aromatic park of olive and cypress trees, lavender, rosemary, and thyme is a hidden little retreat called les Bories, which is located on a quiet road across from Gordes. Les Bories is a five-star luxury hotel with a beautiful spa that offers extensive treatments. So in …

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Lavender Fields Explore Provence
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Enjoying the Lavender fields in Vaucluse and nearby Drôme Provençale

It’s a toss-up between coquelicots (red poppies) and lavender, but probably no other scent or sight says Provence better than the pungent aroma of a purple field of lavender growing in mounded rows under a brilliant blue summer sky. We were lucky that it was the lavender season when we …

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la Bastide de Marie Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

La Bastide de Marie Nestled Among the Vines in the Luberon

Just outside the village of Menerbes lies an 18th-century residence nestled among 57 acres of vines, surrounded by cypress and olive trees, and scented with rosemary and lavender bushes all around. La Bastide de Marie is an intimate, luxury farmhouse—a Provençal oasis in the Luberon to be discovered. Read Cobblestones …

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Saint Saturnin les Apt @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Winter Day Out in Provence to Visit Saint Saturnin les Apt

I love exploring Provence in the winter. It’s quiet and you can linger in the streets of small towns to appreciate the little details such as potted plants adorably shoved onto windowsills. Or, the particular stunning shade of peach on a weather-beaten shutter. Provencal Weather in Winter: People often ask …

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