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Ansouis one of Les Plus Beaux Villages in Provence

Perched on a craggy outcrop with its back to the Mistral wind, Ansouis is a gem of a village in Provence’s Vaucluse that deserves its status as one of les Plus Beaux Villages de France. Ansouis sits in the heart of the Luberon, surrounded by vineyards and endless olive trees. …

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A Visit to Provence and Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

By Barefoot Blogger 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 traveling to do. Les Plus …

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Ansouis Village is a Charming Must in the Luberon

The Gift of a Town Perched on a hillside with its back to the Mistral wind, Ansouis is a gem of a village in the Luberon that definitely earns its status as one of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. With its tiny laneways, houses built into ancient ramparts, …

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Looking for Day Trip Ideas in Provence

Let us share some ideas on how to keep busy in Provence. Read about how Sassafras and Nutmeg spent their week in Provence. They enjoyed vineyards, a stop at St. Remy’s market, a bike ride along the Gorges de la Nesque, lunch in the village of Monieux and a other memorable …

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Visit Ansouis for Lunch at La Closerie Michelin Star Restaurant

It was October, and we were back in Sablet with friends Steve and Mary from Michigan. One of our morning rituals is to sit around the kitchen table drinking petit cafes and reading our iPads and English language papers. Invariably the question is asked, usually by Mary, “Michel, what’s the …

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Just the Best Ice-Cream in Provence in Ansouis

This Wednesday, April 15th, L’Art Glacier reopens after its winter break. This is a restaurant tucked away on a wooded hillside near Ansouis and is well-worth seeking out. It has a fabulous terrace which overlooks the Luberon and its ice-creams and sorbets must be the best ever! Explore the original …

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Ansouis at Provence’s Crossroads in the Luberon

Luberon Villages Ansouis was a gift – 963 AD, and it still is! This village first appears in a written record in 963 AD, referring to Lambert de Reillane, who donated Ansoye lands to the Abbey of Saint-Pierre de Montmajour. This land in the Aigues valley belonged to his grandfather …

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