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Somewhere to eat in the Luberon near Lourmarin, Provence, France
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Where to eat in the Luberon Valley, near Lourmarin

Looking for somewhere to eat in the Luberon, not too far from Lourmarin? As you search you will meander through endless vineyards, orchards, olive groves and at certain times of year, a vibrant carpet of lavender and sunflowers, until you arrive …

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Provencal architecture and the Mistral

Most visitors to Provence and indeed much of the Mediterranean, are usually entranced by the charming features of the local architecture, especially in the countryside. It interesting to learn that much of the construction in Provence, actually, has very little …

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A view of Loumrarin, Luberon, Provence, France
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Lourmarin, The Luberon, Provence, Travel guide

Download the Lourmarin Travel Guide and the surrounding area of The Luberon, or read it below: Why you should include a visit to Lourmarin and the Luberon on a trip to Provence Lourmarin, is a tiny, medieval village huddled under the southern …

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L'Occitaine, Manosque, Luberon Provence
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L’Occitane Factory, Manosque, Provence, something beautiful doing good!

You doubtless have heard of L’Occitane en Provence, a soap, creams and lotions company to be found on the high streets and shopping malls of most major cities in the world. Until recently, when I visited their factory in Provence, I …

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Early morning in Lourmarin

On a chilly February morning, when the grass glistens white with frost, I drew back my curtains to this magical view; the hamlet across the meadow in Lourmarin. It is is mystically alluring, no matter the time of day or year. Treading the worn …

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Lourmarin in February, Luberon, Provence, France
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The magical light of Provence, in Lourmarin

For centuries artists have flocked to Provence, in part for its beautiful setting and scenery but also because of its light. That transcendent quality like no where else, a clarity that sharply defines everything yet at the same time has …

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Plan your stay in Lourmarin visit L'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Gordes, Luberon, Provence
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Notre-Dame de Senanque Abbey, in the Luberon, Provence

As any visitor to the Luberon Valley in Provence will tell you, beautiful photos of  L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque are everywhere. For every postcard stand proudly exhibits stunning images of  the abbey, taken in early summer when it is surrounded by its’ spectacular carpet …

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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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Market day in Lourmarin, Lourmarin, Provence, France
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The Lourmarin Market

One of the things I love about Provence are their wonderful weekly markets, Lourmarin’s is exceptional. Even though I rarely missed a weekly stroll, each time there were new things that captured my attention, filling my basket with fresh aromas …

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Chateau Canorgue, Bonnieux, Luberon. France
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‘A Good Year’ near Bonnieux, Provence

There are some films that you just watch over and over. Almost every visitor that stays with us wants to visit Château La Canorgue, the organic father and daughter winery, just up the ‘hill’, tucked within the shadows of the …

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