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Luberon vineyards by Ménerbes in Autumn
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Nature’s autumn gown in Provence

As we drove through the countryside yesterday surrounded by the beauty of the season and the drama of the landscape, I pondered how colour defines the time of year. Follow Shutters & Sunflowers

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Lourmarin view at night, Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence
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Late autumnal twilight in Lourmarin

What is it about the clocks changing that seem to totally change the atmosphere around twilight? Almost as if a touch of Christmas magic and anticipation has been sprinkled like fairy dust. Strolling around Lourmarin last night at dusk, the …

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Cheese in the Lourmarin market, Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence
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The Lourmarin Marché

When you have been to one market you have been to them all. Well in one sense that is true. They all sell similar things in an outside setting, scattered round a town square or along a few streets. Maybe …

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A view of Loumrarin, Luberon, Provence, France
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Lourmarin, my special place to live

When do you know that you are somewhere special? What is it that evokes such feelings? Maybe an exotic location, maybe when you are doing something totally exhilarating like meeting the challenge of a death defying ski slope, one you …

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Nice, France
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Nice, capital of the Côte d’Azur

Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur, vibrant and exciting with its splendid shopping streets, famous beachfront Promenade d’ Anglais, its charming old town and stunning flower market.  The ancient history of Nice dates back to the Greeks, 350 BC, …

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Doorway in Uzes, Languedoc Roussillon, France
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Turn the door handle to enter, a house in Provence…….

Have you ever wondered what is behind ‘that door’,  if you turned the door handle who you would find?And if you did, how many people the property enfolds, how old they are, what their lives involve, how the house is …

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Gates to the walled Medieval city of Aigues-Mortes, Langudoc Roussillon, France
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Aigues-Mortes, enchanting Medieval Ramparts and ……… salt!!

It is funny how the events of a day that you had not particularly been looking forward to can take an unexpected turn that fills your heart with joy. I left my Kate at the tiny airport of Béziers, a further …

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Les Baux-de-Provence

France, and especially southern France is famous for its perched villages, Les Baux-de-Provence is one such stone bastide, which clings, seemingly quite precariously, to the hillside. Mostly built in the Middle Ages on carefully chosen prominent rock faces, offering the …

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Pont D'Avignon, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Sur le Pont d’Avignon

According to legend, the infamous Pont d’Avignon was built In 1185 as a result of a miracle. An angel led a shepherd called Bénézet to Avignon and told him to tell the town to build the bridge. Initially ridiculed, when Bénézet lifted an …

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Plan your stay in Lourmarin, visit Palais des Papes, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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A family together, discovering Le Palais des Papes

Our lovely daughter Kate, back in the fold to enjoy ‘La Belle France’ with us again and come with us to visit Le Palais des Papes in Avignon! Happily posing with a T-shirt from Daddy, recently purchased in some far off …

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