Luberon Cycling Routes
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Provence’s Luberon is Great for Cycling in all the Seasons

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: What we’ve realised since we bought the house this time last year is that there is no really bad time to cycle in Provence. Yes Summer is hot, but speaking as a‘mad dog’ I’m very happy to go out in the mid-day sun and …

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Prints of Provence cotton fabric Markets
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Discover the History of the Prints of Provence: “Les Indiennes”

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: How could a fabric that originated in India, was copied by Armenians, and outlawed in France become a symbol of Provence? The kaleidoscope of cotton fabrics that punctuate the Provençal markets today, just seem to shout “southern France.” They are decorated with cicadas, olives, …

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Detox in the Luberon Founders
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Sign-up for Detox in Luberon a Healthy Break in Provence

Enchanting image galleries of Provence flood the Internet. The region is like a pretty girl with an extensive wardrobe, endless photos of lavender fields, market produce, chilled rosé and turquoise swimming pools. The mild Mediterranean climate is a magnet for holiday goers seeking a chance to relax in the sun. …

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Saint Saturnin View by VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

A Colourful Circular Winter Walk In Provence

I’ve mentioned before that Winter is a great time to visit Provence – of course, it can be frigid, thanks to the clear night skies and subsequent frosts, but the days can be stunning with bright blue skies, little or no breeze and the fantastic light that cheers you up …

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The Village of Goult in the Luberon in Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreVillages Towns and Cities

The Village of Goult is a Secret Luberon Gem

While most tourists visiting the Luberon head right for the spectacular villages of Gordes and Roussillon, there lies tucked away in a world all its own, the quiet, refined, and classy town of Goult. Classy is the word to describe this quaint little village with its photogenic little square of …

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Cycling in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

A morning cycling and an afternoon upcycling in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Cycling around this area is a delight and even when it’s overcast (like today) it is a perfect way to spend a few hours. After an early wake-up I thought I’d hop on the bike & head across to the lovely Thursday market at L’Isle …

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Animals in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie Whitmarsh

A Funny thing happened on the way to the Supermarket in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: So often we find ourselves chuckling about the odd things involving animals that we’ve seen over the years whilst in Provence including a horse in a flat cap. A piglet being walked on a lead in Lourmarin. Or the cat at Roussillon who delights in …

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Beautiful Sete views Tourisme Sete
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Provence Road Trip: 10 Reasons to Visit Sète

A whale and two anchors feature on Sète’s official coat of arms, a tribute to local maritime history, and the fact that Mont St Clair makes the city looks like a humpback. Archaeologists have dated remains of human activity (discovered in 1973) to the late Bronze Ages II and III. …

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BandB Mas d'Augustine @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerBed & Breakfasts in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Charming B&B: Mas d’Augustine

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: As a treat for Robin’s birthday, and the ongoing thanks he deserves for our renovation, we stayed for 2 nights at a charming boutique B&B, Mas d’Augustine, near to Uzès in Languedoc-Roussillon. Mas d’Augustine is a former silk farm that was built in the …

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Provencal Lavender by the Chateau in Lourmarin @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeExploreVillages Towns and Cities

A video tour of the Provence’s perched villages of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaff: Explore the picturesque ‘villages-perchés’ of Provence’s stunning Luberon Valley. Starting in Lourmarin, join this video tour through this breathtakingly beautiful countryside. Meander through the vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards and discover the charms of these captivating historical villages (and these are just some …

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