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Goat Cheese and the Village of Banon

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 season enjoy the brilliant shades of …

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The Purple Beauty of Provence: Lavender

Lavender is the purple beauty of Provence; it is a big industry in France and the key to essential oil production. Tourists and locals flock to see the fields in full blooming glory. The timeframe changes annually depending on weather, but typically some fields are ready by late June, and …

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Elizabeth Bard’s Financiers aux Abricots et à la Lavande

This recipe for a sweet snack, mini-cakes, comes from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. The author combines the flavours of Provence apricot and lavender in a traditional French dessert. The recipe is published with the author’s permission.

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The Lavender Harvest in Provence a Video

Contributor blog post by Lost in Provence: Perhaps nothing says Provence more than vast fields of fragrant purple lavender. But like everything in this land of rich agriculture, lavender is more than just a backdrop for beautiful photos. Lost in Provence set out to learn more about lavender’s history, how …

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For the Love of Lavender 

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Had the Barefoot Blogger known lavender fields are so close to Uzes, and how fabulous they are in person, I would have been visiting them much before now. Thank goodness I found out how to get to some of the best fields this year. …

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The Lavender is at its best at Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: July is without doubt one of my favourite months, its reliably hot, notably this year being very settled with above average temperatures. One can breakfast outside and take lunch in the shade of the plane trees. The balmy evening temperatures are perfect too for …

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Looks like a good year in Provence

By David Taylor The warm dry weather conditions are perfect for the lavender and olive trees. The lavender is showing its first shimmering of colour, which will be in bloom in a matter of weeks whilst the olive trees are full of young flower buds that will soon become our …

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Provencal Yogi Shares Her Perfectly Provence

We asked yoga instructor Sabrina Sadeghi Millecamps if she would help us uncover what makes Provence unique to both visitors and residents. “When I first came to France, I was surprised at how little was on offer in terms of yoga – studios, classes and retreats. Provence has all the …

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