Pont d'Avignon
ExplorePaul ShawcrossVillages Towns and Cities

Côtes du Rhône Wine Route a Village Driving Itinerary

Popes and Red Wine Villages in Provence’s Rhone Valley In my view, there is no better place to begin this wine village itinerary than historic Avignon. The city was once the seat of the Catholic Church and home of several Popes during the Middle Ages. I have chosen seven of …

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Visit Ménerbes
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

When You Visit Ménerbes Make Sure to Try Chez Auzet

Hungry during the afternoon when restaurants and grocery stores are closed in Provence? Then head up to Chez Auzet at the top of Ménerbes for the most delicious quiche for just five euros! If you want to splurge, you can spend seven euros and get a salad with your quiche. …

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Merindol Massacre Luberon Provence History
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Understanding The Merindol Massacre and Provence’s Dark Religious History 

Plenty of villages in the Luberon Valley lay claim to les plus beaux villages de France (the most beautiful villages in France), and many of those proudly display Villages Fleuris (flowering villages) emblems on local street signs. Enchanted by weather-worn scenes of charming hilltop hamlets and gently numbed by a glass of …

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Gordes Market Tuesdays
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Visiting Beautiful Gordes Market on Tuesdays in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Beautiful Gordes Market in Pictures Gordes, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France. This famous hilltop town looks out over the Luberon National Park. You feel obligated to stop your car driving into the village as the village is arguably even more …

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Gigondas views wine tasting
Our House in ProvenceTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine tasting at Domaine la Bouïssière and a Visit to Gigondas

Sablet is located between Séguret, a village classified as a “Plus Beaux Village de France,” to the north and Gigondas, a small town renowned for its red wine to the south. From the road, Gigondas seems little more than a cluster of stone houses set on a hillside with a …

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