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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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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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The River Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Luberon, Provence
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Fountain de Vaucluse

A twisting road leads you down into a small market square, flanked on every side with restaurants and you are in Fontaine de Vaucluse. With the high surrounding ‘mountainous’ hills encasing it in, Fontaine de Vaucluse feels as if it has …

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By the Marie in Roussillon, Luberon, Provence
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The ocher splendours and mystery of Roussillon

Garlic, onions and pumpkins, plentiful in a late October market in the Saturday market of Apt.A twisting drive through the hills passing carefully tended lavender fields, lying dormant ready for next year’s burst of fragrant blooms. We meandered our way through the …

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Perched villages of the Luberon, Vaucluse,Provence, France
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A video tour of Provence’s perched villages of the Luberon

Explore the pictoresque ‘villages-perchés’ of Provence’s stunning Luberon Valley. Starting in Lourmarin, join this video tour of the Luberon perched villages through this breathtakingly beautiful countryside. Meander through the vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards and discover the charms of these …

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Roussillon, Luberon, Provence, France
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Roussillon the ochre jewel of the Luberon

As you approach Roussillon, the earth around you changes to a rich, vibrant, blood orange, the colour of flame, immersing you in one of the largest natural ochre deposits in the world, no wonder Roussillon is high on the list …

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L'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Gordes, Luberon, Provence
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The Luberon’s L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque

Last time on our tour of the Luberon’s perched villages we visited Lacoste and Ménerbes, maybe you missed our next two stops? The mystical ghost town, Oppède-le-Vieux and Gordes, perhaps the Luberon’s most magnificent perched village. (Click on the village names to view). From …

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Gordes, the most splendid perched village in the Luberon, Provence
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Gordes, the Luberon’s most splendid perched village

As you drive from our last stop at Oppède-le-Vieux, winding your way towards Gordes, you’ll follow the olive tree flanked hairpins and as the road begins to straighten will suddenly be greeted by a breathtakingly spectacular view of perhaps the most …

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Oppède-le-Vieux, The Luberon, Provence, France
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Oppède-le-Vieux, the ghost town of the Luberon!

After Ménerbes the next village on my tour is Oppède-le-Vieux, high on a rocky precipice over looking the Luberon valley. Explore its ruined ramparts and 12th century church, eerily quiet and deserted, it’s a strikingly haunting spot. Don’t be confused …

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Ménerbes, Luberon, Provence
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Lacoste and Ménerbes, two more captivating Luberon villages!

Continuing our tour of Provence’s beautiful Luberon hillside villages; last time we took the D943 from Lourmarin, through the dramatic gorge to Bonnieux, Lacoste and Ménerbes now await. Lacoste, a tiny, sometimes forgotten perched village has breathtaking views across the sweeping Luberon landscape, …

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