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Exterior of KOT Interior Shop Lourmarin, Luberon. Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Beautiful people & beautiful linens in Lourmarin at KOT

.As we’ve spent increasing amounts of time in Lourmarin we’ve come to know more of the people in the village, all of whom have been warm and welcoming.  Like us, many of them are not originally from the area but …

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La Maison FRANC, Lourmarin, Christmas Lavender Boules
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Lavender, the essence of Provence from La Maison FRANC 1884, Lourmarin

When Philippe Franc, the owner of La Maison FRANC first came to live in Pertuis, near Lourmarin, his neighbor welcomed him with a gift, a lavender wand or Coeur de Lavande. It was a defining moment and the first step …

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Winter's view from the courtyard at Lourmarin chateau, Lounrarin, Luberon, Provence in the rain
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Lourmarin, what to do as winter approaches in Provence

It’s raining today in Provence and after nearly a month of clear, blue skies and gentle, warm autumnal days, temperatures have plummeted signaling the beginnings of winter. No where, even Lourmarin, is as idyllic in the rain, or is it? …

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Snow for Christmas in Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence
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Preparations for Christmas in Lourmarin

Lourmarin is ready for Fête de Noël. Frosty white fir trees have appeared along our petite rue below a canopy of lights. Throughout the village, once night has fallen, these fine strings of twinkle line the streets in rows of sparkling ribbons. …

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The Lourmarin clock tower in autumn, Luberon, Provence
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Our house in Lourmarin Part 2~ when all is not so wonderful!

Don’t you ever wonder when you ask your friends how they are and they always say ‘wonderful’? Really, always wonderful, no-one’s life is wonderful all of the time, is it? I know I’m a sharer, I write a blog after …

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Last night I dreamt, going to Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence, France
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Last night I dreamt of…… a special place

There is a line in a wonderful story I love, Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier:‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again’. People often dream about places which caused their emotions to become heightened, sometimes it’s not a good thing and sometimes …

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Mizso artisan jewelry shop, Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Mizso, hand made treasures of a jewelry shop in Lourmarin, Provence

Tucked away on one of its tiny streets, is a small jewelry shop in Lourmarin; not just any jewelry shop selling things which might be found elsewhere, but Mizso; owned by the delightful and talented Valerie. It is packed full of …

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Celebrating four years of Shutters and Sunflowers!

It’s been four years since I started writing, Shutters and Sunflowers, when I was sharing my life in Provence. I’m still writing, mostly about travel and you’re still reading, thank you, but behind the scenes ‘blogging’ has evolved greatly. Every …

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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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View of Lourmarin Village, Luberon, Provence, France
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Provencal rosé wine with friends in Lourmarin

As my stylish, little, Italian designed, rental car nipped along the twisting curves of Provence’s Luberon Valley towards Lourmarin my heart skipped a beat in excited anticipation. Fields of lush vineyards flanked the narrow roadside, row after row of low …

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