French Bistro meals and fries
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Luberon Restaurants: Sometimes It’s All About the Frites!

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The truth is it doesn’t cost much to eat like a king in France. Though there are many Michelin-starred restaurants and fantastic dining experiences to be had, often it’s the simple café and bistro food that’s the best. The scrumptious buttery omelettes, the quiche, …

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Cycling in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Cycling in Provence – Through the Vineyards of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: When I packed my cycle kit to come over this time I put in enough layers to keep me warm in the expected arctic temperatures, hoping to snatch a few precious moments out on the bike before dashing home to thaw out in front …

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Saint Saturnin View by VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

A Colourful Circular Winter Walk In Provence

I’ve mentioned before that Winter is a great time to visit Provence – of course, it can be frigid, thanks to the clear night skies and subsequent frosts, but the days can be stunning with bright blue skies, little or no breeze and the fantastic light that cheers you up …

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Vide Greniers @VaucluseDreamer
InspireJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts

Sunday Morning Antiques Hunting in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: If Saturday is a day for the local market then Sunday has become a day to spend the morning pottering around a local Brocante market or village ‘Vide Greniers’ event. In the summer, we often found that we had to make a choice between …

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Venasque #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Venasque a Village With a Views of Mont Ventoux and Lunch

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Overlooking the towering Mont Ventoux is the sleepy plus beau village of Venasque with its fountains, charming walkways, artisan shops, ancient ruins and ramparts, cherry orchards, and stunning views of the Vaucluse as well as of the Giant itself. …Continue reading here for the …

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Vaucluse views of Mont Ventoux @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshRoad Trips South of France

A 3-day Taster Trip to the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Where do I start? This last week has been lovely – the house has been full (a great test of the temporary fabric walls & open plan bathroom!) Not only has my eldest son been visiting with his girlfriend, but also my mum, so …

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Lavender in Provence #Cycling @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Beautiful Lavender Cycle in Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Cycling from Lagarde Apt down to Sault yesterday was such a pleasure (getting up there was a tad more challenging) , the Lavender is now in full flower, the perfume as you cycle past is amazing as is the sound of the bees worked …

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Travel Tips #ExploreProvence #Vaucluse @Aixcentric
AixcentricExplore

Exploring the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: If you do decide to follow Ester Laushway’s advice on eating out in Vaucluse (see post on le Guide Ganité), you may like to make a day of it; so here’s details of a really good website dedicated to the département. Through it, you can subscribe …

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Mont Ventoux and Les Dentelles de-Montmirail. Photo Credit: Rhône Wines
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

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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Facade sud 2014 Chateau de Mazan @GrapeEscapes
Hotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Château de Mazan Rich in Provencal Style

Nestled in the heart of Provence, you will find a true Hidden Gem – Château de Mazan. The former residence of the Marquis de Sade, an 18th Century French aristocrat, politician and writer who was infamous for his outrageous, libertine lifestyle, this stunning Château is an ideal destination for a relaxing …

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