All posts on July 2014


Goult, roof tops of the Luberon, Provence
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The Luberon Valley, fitting my life into this place…….

The Luberon Valley is a gently folded landscape resplendent with vineyards, abundant fruit trees and timeless perched villages. When I am there I never want to leave. Have you ever contemplated moving somewhere else and living a totally different life? Especially …

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Walled Medieval city of Aigues-Mortes, France
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Aigues-Mortes, Europe’s most well preserved medieval city

The Camargue, just outside of Provence, in neighbouring Languedoc Roussillon, about an hour’s drive from Uzès, is where you’ll find white horses running free, grazing amidst endless stretches of swaying grasses dancing in the ever present breeze which sweeps across this …

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In Place-aux-Herbes, Uzes
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The essence of Provence ~ in Uzès

Most of us have experienced that cloud of melancholy which sometimes descends after a wonderful trip. Seemingly endless days spent escaping, maybe relaxing by a sun drenched pool, listening to the sounds of local, traditional music, salivating at the smells …

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Square in Oradour-sur-glane, World War II village destroyed by the Nazis
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The Tragedy of Oradour-Sur-Glane

This is another piece of French history, but one that is both disturbing and distressing, the story of a sleepy little town, Oradour-Sur-Glane, just north of Limoges. A World War II tragedy, one of the horrific legacies of the Nazi Regime. A regime …

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Chateau de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France
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The homes of the French Aristocrats

The Châteaux of the Loire are an incredible collection of magnificent properties. Homes to the very privileged, aristocrats born to a life style of opulence and indulgence, far removed from the poverty and hardships of most. Nestled throughout the Loire …

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