Domaine Rouge-Bleu Vineyard Nature shot
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine Rouge-Bleu a Côtes du Rhône Vineyard on the Rise

Côtes du Rhône Vineyard Refresh Five years ago, I wrote an article for Global Living Magazine about the new owners of Domaine Rouge-Bleu. The backstory about how a Franco-Australian couple followed their dream of owning a wine label is below. Leveraging their experiences in winemaking and sales, Caroline Jones and …

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Mur de la Pest Plague Wall Provence Peste
Keith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

The Plague Wall of Provence – Mur de la Peste

Provence’s Plague Wall When most people hear of “the Plague,” they shudder and think of the Black Death that killed nearly a third of Europe’s population in the 1300’s. But did you know that as late as 1720 an outbreak in Provence took the lives over 100,000 people? And that …

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Hotel Crillon le Brave Spa
Cheryl ShufflebothamHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Spa Time Relax at Hotel Crillon le Brave

By Cheryl Shufflebotham: In keeping with our yearly tradition and being a supportive wife while my husband does the challenging cycle up Mont Ventoux, I needed to find a place to pass the time. Thus the Spa des Écuries at Hotel Crillon le Brave was my “sacrifice” for a few hours. …

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Ruins Fort Buoux Luberon
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Climb to the Ruins of Fort Buoux in the Luberon

By Ashley Tinker: Visit the Fort Buoux Ruins Fort Buoux, in the Luberon, is an ancient site that is definitely worth a visit. Lesser known than some of the main attractions of the Luberon, you’ll find yourself on a winding road, at this time of year (fall/winter) in the fog, that …

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Brocante Markets Vaucluse
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Joys of Cycling to Local Brocante Markets in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Exploring Brocantes As you have probably gathered by now we tend to enjoy spending our time in France cycling, visiting brocante markets, vide greniers and drinking coffee, with the days passing by in a blur and us inevitably falling into bed each evening tired and …

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Crestet Vaucluse Village
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Crestet a Vaucluse Village on the Route de Charm

By Cheryl Shufflebotham: Crestet can be described as what I like to call Burgunesque, a word I made up for places that remind me of the rural charm of Burgundy that I first fell in love with. This village is not in Burgundy but in the gorgeous Provençal countryside with …

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French Bread
Local Food Producers in ProvencePaula KaneTaste: Food & Drink

Confessing my Love for French Bread

By Paula Kane: Gluten has been getting a bad rap for a while now. It’s really not fair, as all gluten is not created equally. And some people who think they might have an aversion to gluten are often having issues with the highly processed variety, are perhaps having too much …

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Brantes Village Vaucluse
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Brantes this Village in the Vaucluse is Hard to Beat

Contributor blog post by Cheryl: Suspended across from the mighty Mont Ventoux is a village that can only be described as jaw-droppingly stunning, as it is surrounded with breathtaking Alpine scenery and filled with rustic charm. Brantes has been on my list for years to visit, as it was described as …

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Visit Sault Market Day
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Plan Your Visit to Sault on Market Day

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: The pretty town of Sault sits on a rocky outcrop to the South East of Mont Ventoux and is at the heart of local lavender production. It sits above the valley that takes its name, and the shaded Promenade opposite the Tourist Office on …

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Lavender Fields Vaucluse
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie Whitmarsh

Purple Turns Provence – Where to see Lavender Fields in the Vaucluse.

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s this time of year that Provence turns purple when the Lavender fields start to explode with colour and the air fills with scent as the flowerheads gently brush against each other in the breeze. The air above them seems to shimmer with the colour …

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