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Christmas market in Luberon, Provence
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Christmas preparations in Provence

Preparing for Christmas, something I cherish, so resplendent with memories and nostalgia. Traditions and reminiscences of your own childhood when everything seemed magical and then the childhood of your children, when you tried to recreate that same magic for them. Follow …

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Christmas lunch in Avignon, Provence, France
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Love, laughter and lunch at Christmas in Provence!

Laughter over lunch with those you love, what could be more special? Being with dear friends for a long weekend, sharing our favourite spots at Christmas in Provence. Long delicious lunches, after which we meandered around the streets of  Lourmarin and …

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The harbour at Carry-le- Rouet, nr Marseilles
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Lunch in the ‘petit port’ of Carry le Rouet near Marseilles

This quaint little bay at Carry le Rouet is full of tempting restaurants and it is a delicious spot for moules frites or steaming, hot soupe de poisson with a crisp vin rosé. Follow Shutters & Sunflowers

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Epicerie du Luberon, Menerbes, Luberon, Provence, France
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Thanksgiving in Lourmarin

Probably, we were the only British family celebrating this much beloved American Holiday in Provence and certainly in Lourmarin!Like many families far away in USA,  I prepared the house for the family and for the celebration! Once suit cases were unpacked, as …

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Church square in Les Baux-de-Provence, Provence, France
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Carrières de Lumières and Les Baux de Provence

Of all the places to visit with James, Les Baux-de-Provence was a ‘must’. My first visit there had actually been with him, on a freezing, windy, Monday in early March 2012. It was out of season and James hadn’t been …

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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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Oppede le Vieux, Luberon, France
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Oppède-le-Vieux

Oppède-le-Vieux, its narrow, broken, cobbled streets leading up to its 12th century, ruined ramparts. High on a rocky precipice over looking the lush Luberon valley far below, abundant with vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards. This is a striking and …

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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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