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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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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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Bandol, Var, Provence, France
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Early springtime by the Mediterranean in Bandol

The quaint fishing town of Bandol, nestled within the embrace of a sweeping Mediterranean bay, a mere 80 minutes drive from Lourmarin and yet a world away for my sleepy little spot in the Luberon. Bustling on a market day …

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