Mont Ventoux a big ride @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Conquering the mighty Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: As many people know cycling is the number one sport in France and the Luberon is the perfect location to enjoy it, there is a long flat cycle path running from Cavaillon to as far as Forcalquier, whilst there are many quiet back roads …

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Tour de France @VaucluseDreamer
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Watching the Tour de France on Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: For 3 weeks each year everything in our house slows down, the TV is on all afternoon as we all get our annual hit of two of our favourite things – France & cycling. For us the Tour de France is just compulsive viewing, …

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Mont Ventoux and Les Dentelles de-Montmirail. Photo Credit: Rhône Wines
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Tour de France: Mount Ventoux Wines

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: A kindly giant who watches over the aromatic garrigue scrubland and the carefully tended vineyards, Mont Ventoux shelters wines conducive to sharing and close companionship – celebrated with a fragrant, flavourful centrepiece. ~ CHRISTOPHE TASSAN Sommelier and Rhone Ambassador THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2016 …

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Malaucene #MontVentoux @ourhouseinprovence
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Malaucène a Gateway to Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by Michel: One of the great things about writing a blog is getting comments on the blog or emails from readers with suggestions for villages to visit or restaurants to try. That is why we headed to Malaucène one morning back in February. …Continue reading here for Michel’s full …

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Mt Ventoux #Provence @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreStay Fit

A Grueling Ride up Mont Ventoux or Relaxing at a Spa?

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Though my husband and I enjoy spending our time together meandering villages while in Provence, he feels a constant tug at his heartstrings luring him away toward something else. Being a cyclist and being in France, a cyclist’s dream, he is constantly enticed by …

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Lavender Mont Ventoux @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExplore

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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Château Pesquié Winery France #Provence #Wines
TasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau Pesquie, a Family Rooted in the Wines of Provence

Chateau Pesquie is located in what could be one of the oldest wine-producing zones in France. We know that the property dates back to approximately 1750. The winery is now run by third generation family members who are going organic, using humus-based fertilizers and who are focus on sustainable farming practices. …

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