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Marché de Noël stall in the Christmas market in Aix-en-Provence, Bouche du Rhone, Provence, France
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Christmas Traditions & Marchés de Noël in Provence

It’s December in Provence, snow has already sprinkled its magic across the villages and as the nights draw in and daylights fades each day, a bitter chill drapes itself like a frozen mantle across the dark golden, sprawling vineyards. Everywhere …

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Carrières de Lumières 2017 Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo, Les Baux de Provence,Provence, France
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Carrières de Lumières Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo, ‘from the fantastic to the wonderful’

Yesterday was special, leaving our paintbrushes and plumbing issues behind, we drove towards the jagged hills of Les Alpilles through Le plaine de la Crau, winding our way through the lush valley floor of silvery, green olive trees and golden …

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Cobbled street in Grambois, Luberon, Provence
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Grambois a tiny village in Provence’s Luberon

I always love to discover a new village in the Luberon. On an previous trip we had eaten in the delightful and delicious, family run restaurant and hotel, L’Auberge des Tilleuls which sits at the bottom of the tiny village of …

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Tour de France 2017 entering Lourmrarin
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Tour de France 2017 in Lourmarin!

On July 21st, the Tour de France 2017 wound its way between the rocky escarpment of the Combe de Lourmarin descending into Lourmarin to a thunderous applause, no-one more enthusiastically cheering for our fellow Brit, Chris Froome, than us! The …

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Frantastique, learning French online
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Wish your French was frantastique ?

I think that French is the prettiest of languages and I would so love to speak it better! Years of tedious French lessons at school, pouring over verbs and tenses, the sub-conjunctive this and past participle that, were all quite hopeless. All I’ve ever …

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The Lourmarin Château in Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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The Lourmarin Château

The Lourmarin Château lies on the edge of the fairy tale village of Lourmarin, nestled under the gently rolling hills of Provence’s southern Luberon. Visit it to admire its beautiful antiques, discover its fascinating history and enjoy a musical soirée …

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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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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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