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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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Perched villages of the Luberon, Vaucluse,Provence, France
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Exploring the Luberon from Lourmarin

Lourmarin is a great base for exploring Provence’s beautiful Luberon region of the Vaucluse and beyond. Drive through the vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards, stopping at the local wine château’s as you make your way to explore the fairy tale …

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What to see and do in Lourmarin, Provence
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What to see and do in Lourmarin

Lourmarin, charming and captivating, come here and wander through the meandering streets, explore the chic boutiques and galleries and then sit and gaze upon life as you ponder all the things to see and Lourmarin activities before a delicious lunch in …

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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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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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Vineyards of Provence, France
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VinAzur ~ bringing the wines of Provence to the USA

It’s always heartwarming when someone I’ve never met contacts me from miles away because they’ve been reading what I write. Just recently someone with whom I share a great passion, asked me to write about what he does. The passion …

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Avignon, Provence, France, Video Tour
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Explore the magnificent walled city of Avignon

Discover the charm of this enchanting walled city, unravel the secrets from its medieval past when it was home to the Popes and the most powerful city in Europe. Explore its museums, cathedrals shops and restaurants, walk over the mighty Rhône …

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Avignon, Provence, France restaurants
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Avignon Restaurants ~ where to dine

 Avignon Restaurants offer many dining choices for the foodies among us! From the gourmet sensations of Christian Etienne and Les Cinq Sens, to fabulous home cooked food from Fou de Fafa, or delicious pizzas at Chez Mimmo. They’re all good …

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Hotel D'Europe, Avignon, Provence, France
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Avignon ~ places to stay

The stunning city of medieval city of Avignon, nestled on the banks of the mighty Rhone River home to the Popes in the 1300’s for nearly a century It is surrounded by the breathtakingly beautiful countryside of the Vaucluse, Provence. …

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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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