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L'Occitaine, Manosque, Luberon Provence
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L’Occitane Factory, Manosque, Provence, something beautiful doing good!

You doubtless have heard of L’Occitane en Provence, a soap, creams and lotions company to be found on the high streets and shopping malls of most major cities in the world. Until recently, when I visited their factory in Provence, I …

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Early morning in Lourmarin

On a chilly February morning, when the grass glistens white with frost, I drew back my curtains to this magical view; the hamlet across the meadow in Lourmarin. It is is mystically alluring, no matter the time of day or year. Treading the worn …

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Lourmarin in February, Luberon, Provence, France
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The magical light of Provence, in Lourmarin

For centuries artists have flocked to Provence, in part for its beautiful setting and scenery but also because of its light. That transcendent quality like no where else, a clarity that sharply defines everything yet at the same time has …

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la-Begude-Saint-Pierre hotel, Uzes, Languedoc Roussillon, France
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A magical place to stay, Provencal ambience at La Bégude Saint-Pierre

Two years ago I looked at this deserted property, nowLa Bégude Saint-Pierre, just 6km, from Uzès and wondered ‘what if”? What if I bought this, risked some capital and created a tiny ‘jewel box’ hotel. My head spun as a deluge of questions …

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In Place-aux-Herbes, Uzes
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The essence of Provence ~ in Uzès

Most of us have experienced that cloud of melancholy which sometimes descends after a wonderful trip. Seemingly endless days spent escaping, maybe relaxing by a sun drenched pool, listening to the sounds of local, traditional music, salivating at the smells …

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