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Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France
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Discover Aix-en-Provence with an expert!

“Provence appeals to so many because the region offers something for everyone. From sea to sky, from mountains to meadows, from history to contemporary, it is an endless canvas.”  Esteemed writer, Carolyne Kauser-Abbott’s, perspectives about Provence. Visit the stunning city of Aix-en-Provence …

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Aix-en-Provence, one of the a cities of Provence, France
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Cities of Provence an hour from Lourmarin

Easily reached on a day’s excursion from Lourmarin is the one of the mosy magnificent cities of Provence, Avignon and vibrant university town of Aix-en-Provence in Provence’s beautiful Var region. The Mediterranean coast is a short drive further; Marseilles, and the quaint fishing …

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Enjoying the pleasures of life in Provence
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Provence, where the pleasures of life abound

What is it that consistently draws people to Provence and to the Luberon in particular? What precisely is Provence’s appeal, that special ‘je ne sais quoi’ which make the region so captivating? Aside from its natural beauty, perhaps its enduring …

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Carrières de Lumières 2016, Chagall
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Les Carrières de Lumières 2016 is open

Les Carrières de Lumières 2016 is open! Located by the magical perched village of Les Baux-de-Provence, Carrières de Lumières is an entrancing projected video art extravaganza. Set deep within a disused bauxite cave it profiles breathtaking works of art. This year’s …

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Valley 'Le Crau', the Roman 'Via Aurelia' from Les Baux-de-Provence
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Les Baux-de-Provence, a magical view from a fairy-tale village

Gazing out from the ramparts of Les Baux-de-Provence, high up on the Alpilles hills visitors are treated to a vista of Provence that dreams are made of. Acres of silvery, green olive groves splashed with sprawling vineyards, interspersed with pines …

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Chateau ruins at Les Baux-de-Provence
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Medieval Provence at the Château des Baux-de-Provence

The Château des Baux, nestled on a craggy limestone escarpment high in the Alpilles hills is one of Provence’s most famous fortresses. Château des Baux dates back to the tenth century, although now in ruins you can learn its fascinating …

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Plan a visit to Lourmarin, visit Les Baux de Provence
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Visit the beguiling perched village of Les Baux-de-Provence

As you wander the meandering cobbled streets of Les Baux-de-Provence, between the shadows of its medieval buildings, close your eyes. You’ll hear the swish of long gowns and velvet cloaks hurrying passed you and the distant clanking of armour by …

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Plan your stay in Lourmarin visit Les Carrières de Lumières, Provence
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Carrières de Lumières the video art spectacle in Provence

Carrières de Lumières; imagine if your visit to Provence included standing deep within a disused bauxite cave surrounded by towering 100 foot high walls, upon which is projected a 360 degree, multi-media art show profiling the breathtaking work of Van …

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In Aix-en-Provence, Bouche de Rhone, Provence, France
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A February Saturday in Aix-en-Provence

Gracious, golden, shuttered buildings, cobbled streets, cathedrals, museums, fountains, chic boutiques, restaurants and on a busy Saturday, market stalls tumbling out along the winding alleyways and gently shaded squares. Each proud vendor jostling for trade, offering a profusion of locally …

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Cassis, Mediterranean coast, Var, Provence, France
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Around Cassis ~ on the Mediterranean

The small, picturesque Mediterranean town of Cassis, about 40km south of Aix-en Provence, has maintained a certain gentle authenticity, unlike some of its more grander neighbours along the Côte d’Azur. A long time favourite destination of the French, with its …

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