Village Banon Cross Alpes Haute Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGinger and NutmegRoad Trips South of France

Goat Cheese and fast dogs in the Village of Banon

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Check out the Luberon views high up on the hill in the village of Banon. It is a great place for a hike or lunch, and  home to the fastest dog in France, Dabir a Saluki. If you are lucky enough to be there in lavender …

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Saignon #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Saignon Unspoiled and Stunning Hilltop Village

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The tranquil village of Saignon perched high on a hill above the village of Apt is a quintessential French village. From the cobblestone streets winding their way past colorful shutters, intricate doorways, gorgeous fountains, an ancient lavoir (washhouse) to the rock of Saignon high …

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Oppede le Vieux #Luberon #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie Whitmarsh

O is for Oppede Le Vieux

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Some time ago someone posed the question on Twitter ‘What are your favourite 3 hill-top villages in Provence?’ Of course there are many to choose from, each having their own merits, whether it is Gordes with its beautiful Chateau, narrow streets and incredible views, …

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Peillon village #Nice #France @FibiTee
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasRoad Trips South of France

13 of the best hill villages near Nice

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: The Alpes-Maritimes department in south-east France, including the world famous Côte d’Azur, is home to several hundred medieval hill villages, fortified towns and ruined iron age camps and many are close to Nice.  The “villages perchés” vary from little more than a pile of …

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