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Goult, roof tops of the Luberon, Provence
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The Luberon Valley, fitting my life into this place…….

The Luberon Valley is a gently folded landscape resplendent with vineyards, abundant fruit trees and timeless perched villages. When I am there I never want to leave. Have you ever contemplated moving somewhere else and living a totally different life? Especially …

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Chateau Canorgue, Bonnieux, Luberon. France
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‘A Good Year’ near Bonnieux, Provence

There are some films that you just watch over and over. Almost every visitor that stays with us wants to visit Château La Canorgue, the organic father and daughter winery, just up the ‘hill’, tucked within the shadows of the …

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Snow in the Luberon Provence
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Snow in Provence

When one thinks of Provence, the images that come to mind are those of summer. Sunflowers, lavender, olive trees, markets with brightly coloured table cloths blowing in the breeze, cobbled streets, shutters and vineyards. Whilst many of these things are …

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Donkies in Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence, France near Christmas time
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Christmas inspiration from the Provencal countryside

As I marched determinedly along the country lanes each afternoon, surprised by the briskness of the temperature, I thought of all the other places I had been at this time of year. inspiration Follow Shutters & Sunflowers

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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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