French Pharmacy Allergic Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamInspireShopping & Gifts

Allergic to Provence? A Trip to the French Pharmacy

Please no! Anything but that. Upon visiting Provence this past June, with the unusually high temperatures of 95-100 degrees, my pasty white, sun-deprived skin went into shock. I developed hives or eczema all over! What to do? I finally stopped in at the pharmacy in Bonnieux—the French pharmacy is the …

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Francophile Holiday Gifts Provence 2018
InspireShopping & Gifts

Francophile Holiday Gifts from Provence for the Cooks on Your List

The retail stores and  shopping malls are decked with holiday decor signaling that it’s time to start thinking about gifts for everyone on your list. Fortunately, if there are cooks and food-lovers on your list, there are lots of options in price points that range from a few dollars to …

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Jardins d’Albertas Bouc-Bel-Air Provence
French Decor & GardensGinger and NutmegInspire

The Jardins d’Albertas of Bouc-Bel-Air and Casanova’s Visit in Provence

Whether fiction or not, Nutmeg thinks it is appropriate that Casanova the infamous Venetian writer, gambler and reputed womanizer is weaved into the history of les Jardins d’Albertas. This garden, owned by the Albertas family, is located just a few minutes outside of Aix-en-Provence in the town of Bouc-Bel-Air, where the ancient …

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Le Petit Café Oppede le Vieux
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Le Petit Café in Oppède-le-Vieux Takes the Cake

There’s no doubt that the food in Provence is amazing. So each year, we like to award a restaurant for the best food of the trip. We have our favorites—Le Fournil in Bonnieux, les Remparts in Venasque, la Bergerie in Maubec, and la Terrasse in Joucas. But this year, le …

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Favourite Breakfast Spots Biking
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Biking to our Favourite Breakfast Spots in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Over the last 3 weeks Andy & I have covered nearly 2000 kilometres & climbed nearly 26 kilometres between us on our bikes. That’s not through us setting out to do anything particularly and it certainly hasn’t been as a result of us setting ourselves …

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Jolie Vintage Atelier Crafting Workshops Goult
InspireShopping & Gifts

Crafting Workshops in Goult at Jolie Vintage Atelier

Charming Provence Jolie vintage might be a good description for Goult. This village is one of a few in the Luberon that is not teeming with tourists, during the high season. In September 2015, Mimi and Michael Pillsbury purchased an old village house, as their new home and the base …

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St Remy Picnic Lac Peiroou Provence
ExploreKeith Van Sickle

Secrets of St Rémy: The Best Place for a Picnic

Just ten minutes from the centre of St.-Rémy is a shady picnic spot known only to the locals. It sits along the shores of a lake created thousands of years ago by the Romans. When hordes of tourists crowd into town, it’s nice to take a break in a quiet …

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Markets Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Markets of Provence and the Cote d’Azur a Reference Guide

Welcome to our resource guide for the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. This article is a reference directory to some of the better-known markets, producers’ markets and a few more. It would be impossible to list every market in the region, and at the end of the day, …

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Lavender Fields Explore Provence
ExploreOur House in Provence

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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Rental Goult
Cheryl ShufflebothamRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

A Rental in Goult With a Studio with a Million-Dollar View

Nestled on the side of a hill (in Goult) with stunning views looking out over toward Bonnieux lies a small, secluded studio for two. This little rental is a dream. Though small, it is fitted to such a high standard. Read the original Cobblestones and Vineyards article for Cheryl’s photos …

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