Spring Luberon Lourmarin Cherry trees blooming Maison-des-Cerises
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Spring in the Luberon Valley a Visit to Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: When you leave a place for several months, however much you love it, even somewhere as special as Lourmarin, you find yourself wondering. Wondering if it is really is as magical as the images you have so firmly imprinted in your mind. Wondering whether you’ll …

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Discover Orgon Village Alpilles views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Discover Historic Orgon the Charming Village Beyond the N7

Orgon is a Provencal town with a reputation problem. To appreciate the town’s history and its dramatic natural backdrop, on the edge of the Alpilles, you need to veer off the Route Nationale 7 (N7) and stroll through the old streets to discover the charms of Orgon. Steady vehicle traffic …

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Lourmarin Market Fridays Luberon
Julie WhitmarshMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Enjoy The fantastic Friday Market at Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: As you know I’m a real sucker for the local markets and can happily spend a whole week visiting them in turn, sitting in a café having a ‘grand-crème’ whilst watching the world go by and heading home with a basket full of the wonderful …

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

Monieux Village A Hidden Gem Near the Gorges de la Nesque

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: One day while driving through the Gorges de la Nesque, we “needed” a place to stop to have an apéritif before heading to Venasque for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, les Remparts. My husband suggested Monieux, since he had passed through the village …

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Simiane La Rotonde Cycle
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Stepping back in time in the Village of Simiane La Rotonde 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Over the summer one of our favourite cycle rides took us to the delightful boulangerie at Simiane-La-Rotonde, just across the border from us towards Banon in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence. The boulangerie itself is worth the hour long uphill cycle, but …

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Village Saorge Alpes Maritimes @Unxplorer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceThe UnexplorerVillages Towns and Cities

The Village of Saorge Returning to the Familiar in the Alpes Maritimes

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: Have you ever loved a town so much that you wanted to visit it again and again? For me, that place is the Village of Saorge. A couple of years ago, when I visited Provence with my family, I stumbled onto this tiny town, call the Tibet …

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Banon Village Provence Cobblestone Vineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in Provence

Banon the Prettiest Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Village of Them All?

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: At the top of Banon, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, there is the prettiest group of houses all bedecked with flowers, whose colors change depending on the season. This is absolutely one of the most photogenic spots if you are looking for charm.Additionally, as …

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Séguret Village View Vaucluse
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in Provence

A visit to nearby Séguret, a Most Beautiful Village of France

Contributor blog post by Michel: Our village in Provence is surrounded by small wine-making villages, the closest of which is Séguret, about 1.25 miles northeast of Sablet. As you can see in the picture below, Séguret is elevated above the vineyards that separate Sablet from Séguret and wraps around the bottom …

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Luberon Cycling Routes
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Provence’s Luberon is Great for Cycling in all the Seasons

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: What we’ve realised since we bought the house this time last year is that there is no really bad time to cycle in Provence. Yes Summer is hot, but speaking as a‘mad dog’ I’m very happy to go out in the mid-day sun and …

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hilltop village of Venasque
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in Provence

Visit the beautiful hilltop village of Venasque for Lunch at Les Remparts Restaurant

Contributor blog post by Michel: We frequently take day trips from Sablet to explore the hilltop villages of the Luberon. To get there, we drive down the D4, a scenic route that takes you across Carpentras before it becomes a narrow winding road flanked by cherry orchards until it passes below …

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