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Perched villages of the Luberon, Vaucluse,Provence, France
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The Luberon’s ‘plus beaux villages de France’, ‘beautiful villages of France’,

Some of most ‘beautiful villages of France’ plus beaux villages de France’ are found in the Vaucluse region of Provence. Of the seven Vaucluse villages classified as ‘plus beaux villages de France’, five are in the Luberon Valley; Lourmarin and four villages perchés (hilltop villages); Ansouis, Menerbes, Gordes and Roussillon. …

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Shutters and Sunflowers of Provence
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New shutters and fresh sunflowers for 2017!

Many of you have been asking Shutters and Sunflowers “where are you?” “why haven’t there been any posts?” Well before I explain, firstly Happy New Year! Somewhat belated, but surely it’s never too late to send good wishes? The truth …

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Noel wreath, the magic of Christmas
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The magic of Christmas…

Do you remember being a small child and the wonder and magic of Christmas? The excitement and anticipation and most of all the magic; Father Christmas and reindeer landing on snow covered roof tops, woodland creatures creating their own celebrations, …

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Marc Chagall at Carrières de Lumières 2016
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Marc Chagall at Carrières de Lumières, 2016

The incredible art of Russia’s Marc Chagall at Carrières de Lumières has been a 2016 sensation! Yet another maestro’s talent splashed upon the towering walls and floor of the former bauxite quarry in Val d’Enfer, by Les Baux de Provence.  Set to a mystical, …

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Chateau Canorgue, Bonnieux, Luberon, Provence, film location for 'A Good Year'
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Château La Canorgue a ‘A Good Year’, even if you’re not in Provence!

When ever I am feeling far away, yearning to be back in the Luberon in Provence, one of my solutions is to re watch, yes for the hundredth time, ‘A Good Year.’ Filmed at Château La Canorgue, minutes from Lourmarin, it perfectly encapsulates …

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Luberon vineyards by Ménerbes in Autumn
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The Luberon in autumn, adorned in a golden gown

The Luberon in autumn, a flame with colour, as paintbrush strokes of magenta and ochre sweep the summer away. As each season appears, I say to myself, that this is my favourite. In winter I love the crisp mornings, sparkling frost, …

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The River Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Luberon, Provence
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Fontaine de Vaucluse

A twisting road leads you down into a small market square, flanked on every side with restaurants and you are in Fontaine de Vaucluse. With the high surrounding ‘mountainous’ hills encasing it in, Fontaine de Vaucluse feels as if it has …

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By the Marie in Roussillon, Luberon, Provence
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The ocher splendours and mystery of Roussillon

Garlic, onions and pumpkins, plentiful in a late October market in the Saturday market of Apt.A twisting drive through the hills passing carefully tended lavender fields, lying dormant ready for next year’s burst of fragrant blooms. We meandered our way through the …

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Mizso artisan jewelry shop, Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Mizso, hand made treasures of a jewelry shop in Lourmarin, Provence

Tucked away on one of its tiny streets, is a small jewelry shop in Lourmarin; not just any jewelry shop selling things which might be found elsewhere, but Mizso; owned by the delightful and talented Valerie. It is packed full of …

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A view of Lourmarin in autumn
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Provence’s spell binding village of Lourmarin in autumn

Lourmarin in autumn; the intensity of the sun has faded but it still has some warmth. The crowds have receded but the region’s vibrancy has not diminished. The vendage is almost complete and the air is perfumed with the heady scent of …

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