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Winter's view from the courtyard at Lourmarin chateau, Lounrarin, Luberon, Provence in the rain
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Lourmarin, what to do as winter approaches in Provence

It’s raining today in Provence and after nearly a month of clear, blue skies and gentle, warm autumnal days, temperatures have plummeted signaling the beginnings of winter. No where, even Lourmarin, is as idyllic in the rain, or is it? …

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Road in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence, France
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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Recently someone who only had four days to spend in Provence asked me if I had to choose between a visit to Aix-en-Provence or Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, which would it be. Preferably I’d find the time for both but as stunning a …

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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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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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Palais des Papes, Avignon, Provence,France
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What to see in Avignon ~ City of the Popes

Like a ribbon round a cake, the magnificent medieval city of Avignon is surrounded by a beautifully preserved city wall built in 1403. During the 14th century it was the center of one of the richest courts in Europe. As …

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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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