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Avignon Vaucluse, Provence, France
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A video tour of Avignon, ‘City of the Popes’.

The magnificent city of Avignon is only about 70km from Lourmarin. Visit it here on this Avignon video tour. Better still, spend a day here and discover its rich and fascinating history. Explore the ramparts of its incredibly well preserved city …

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Garden at La Ferme Domaine de Capelongue, Bonnieux, Luberon, Provence, France
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Where to eat in Bonnieux, Luberon, Provence

When planning a trip, the key priorities are usually; ‘what should we see?’ ‘where should we stay?’ and of course ‘where should we eat?’ With regards to where to eat in Bonnieux, there are many options to choose from. I don’t …

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Bonnieux Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Bonnieux, a perched village in the Luberon, Provence

If driving from Lourmarin to explore the Luberon’s perched villages, the closet and first village is Bonnieux, 13.5km away. The D943 which takes you there, is a twisting, switchback through the steep rocks of the narrow gorge, Combe de Lourmarin, …

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Luberon Valley, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Exploring the perched villages of the Luberon Valley from Lourmarin

Magical, medieval villages of Provence’s breathtaking Luberon Valley, clustered round a château clinging precariously to the hillside, above a landscape resplendent with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and in the summer, carpets of lavender and dancing sunflowers. Some you may …

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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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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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