Gordes Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Visiting Gordes —The Crown Jewel Village of the Luberon Valley

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Placed in a commanding position with all her majestic glory is a village that shines like a jewel above all others. She wears her crown well as visitors flock to capture her image from the valley below. The best time to see Gordes is …

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Les Bories Luxury Hotel Gordes
Cheryl ShufflebothamHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurLiving in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Les Bories Luxury Hotel and a Spa Hidden in Gordes

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Secluded in a 20-acre aromatic park of olive and cypress trees, lavender, rosemary, and thyme is a hidden little retreat called les Bories, which is located on a quiet road across from Gordes. Les Bories is a five-star luxury hotel with a beautiful spa that …

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Domaine de Manville cour interieure
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurLiving in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Experience Luxury in the Alpilles with Domaine de Manville Golf or Spa Packages

Patience, vision and exquisite taste converted a run-down 250-acre agricultural property, outside of Maussane des Alpilles, into a luxury resort — Domaine de Manville. Edith and Patrick Saut purchased the land and associated ragtag collection of farm buildings in 2007. Seven years later and a multi-million Euro budget this 5-star …

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Domaine de Fontenille Vineyards
Hotels Provence & Cote d'AzurMary Kay SealesStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Dream in French During a Stay at Le Domaine de Fontenille

“Even one night at this place is an unforgettable experience.” – Mary Kay Seales after her stay at this luxury property, in Provence, with her two sisters. Just a bit north of Aix-en-Provence near the tiny medieval village of Lauris is the stylish and architecturally perfect Domaine de Fontenille, on the …

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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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spa-la-coquillade-resort @CobblestoneandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Another French Encounter at a Spa in Provence

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: In keeping with my newfound tradition in Provence of getting a massage while my husband bikes Ventoux or elsewhere, I made an appointment at the new spa at la Coquillade resort. Now, please note that I don’t stay in these places but just indulge …

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View #Gordes Hotel Petit Palais d'Aglae @petitpalaisdaglae
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Le Petit Palais d’Aglaé Gordes New Boutique Hotel

Cantilevered to a Luberon hillside are the striking remains of an ancient oppidum and its defensive dry-stone walls; Gordes can rightly boast about its ranking among les Plus Beaux Villages de France. However, at the height of Provence’s tourist season this town, with its single thoroughfare, becomes a ghastly traffic …

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Hotel de Caumont Garden Perfectly Provence Moments
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

24-Hours in Aix Relaxing with Energy en Provence

Born in Paris, Caroline Guyot studied languages (English and Russian) and history. After 14 years of selling advertising space featuring European luxury products, for her employers at the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times – Guyot called it quits. She left the “City of Light” and her advertising …

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Mt Ventoux #Provence @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

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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Roman Baths at Greoux-les-Bains @unxplorer #Provence
Lifestyle: Art & CultureThe Unexplorer

The Magic of the Roman Baths at Greoux-les-Bains

Midway through my five magical weeks in Provence with my family, I needed a break. Don’t laugh, but traveling is hard. There’s the culture shock. And speaking French, which we all can, but it’s still pretty taxing. Then I traveled to Italy with my mother and her friend. So, by …

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