My Favourite Things About Provence France
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My Favourite Things About Provence France

The amazing region of Provence, France, has so many wonderful places to explore and points of interest to check out that it is almost impossible to decide my favourites. After not going to Sablet because of the pandemic for more than 1 year and 1/2, I am trying to figure …

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Gigondas Rhone Valley Wine
Our House in ProvenceTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Gigondas for Rhone Valley Wine Tasting

Gigondas Village We are blessed to have a house in Sablet, France and live as locals several times a year. We love our location at the base of the Dentelles de Montmirail, surrounded by vineyards as far as you can see. There is plenty to do in the area, starting with …

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Olive Oil Santons Sablet Les 3 Souquets
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Looking for Olive Oil and Santons Near Sablet

Shopping near Sablet We have been travelling to Sablet several times a year for the past 11 years. You would think that by now, there would not be anything new left for us to discover. However, that is not the case. It seems that we find someplace new every time …

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Bread Village Life Sablet
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Fresh Bread and Village Life in Sablet

Village Life Sablet From the day we began our search for a house in the South of France, our top priority was for the house to be located within walking distance of village business’ including a boulangerie (bakery). As readers know, we ended up buying a house in the middle of Sablet, a …

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Provence Home Away Sablet View
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provence our Home Away from Home in Sablet

An Address in Provence Michel and Shirley live in California’s wine country north of San Francisco but even surrounded by those beautiful vineyards they felt a tug to Provence. The couple searched for several years before buying a house in Sablet, a village in the Vaucluse. Perhaps it was Michel’s …

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Restaurant Le Girocèdre Puyméras
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Restaurant Le Girocèdre in Puyméras for Provencal Meals

By Michel The village of Puyméras is located just a seven (7) km northeast of Vaison-la-Romaine, so it is convenient for lunch after the Tuesday morning market and from our house in Sablet. Puyméras is a pretty, small village, at the northern tip of the Vaucluse near the border of …

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Domaine Rouge-Bleu Vineyard Nature shot
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines 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
InspireKeith Van SickleProvencal 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

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. Well, what choice …

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Ruins Fort Buoux Luberon
Ashley TinkerExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Climb to the Ruins of Fort Buoux in the Luberon

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 feels a …

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