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The Sunflower Field World War II Novel set in Provence
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Perfectly Provence features ‘The Sunflower Field’, my World War II novel set in France

I am delighted to share my recent interview with Carolyne at Perfectly Provence about my World War II novel, The Sunflower Field: The Sunflower Field, a World War II Novel set in Provence ~ by Perfectly Provence Inspired by her …

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The Sunflower Field, a World War II novel about the Polish code breakers who first broke the Enigma code
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The Sunflower Field ~ the story of who first cracked the Enigma Code

‘The Sunflower Field,’ my debut novel, is written to honor the ‘few’, of which there were thousands, who during World War II, in words inspired by Winston Churchill, “gave so much, for so many.” In particular for three of those ‘few’, the …

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Perched villages of the Luberon, Vaucluse,Provence, France
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The Luberon’s ‘plus beaux villages de France’, ‘beautiful villages of France’,

Some of most ‘beautiful villages of France’ plus beaux villages de France’ are found in the Vaucluse region of Provence. Of the seven Vaucluse villages classified as ‘plus beaux villages de France’, five are in the Luberon Valley; Lourmarin and four villages perchés (hilltop villages); Ansouis, Menerbes, Gordes and Roussillon. …

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Chateau Canorgue, Bonnieux, Luberon, Provence, film location for 'A Good Year'
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Château La Canorgue a ‘A Good Year’, even if you’re not in Provence!

When ever I am feeling far away, yearning to be back in the Luberon in Provence, one of my solutions is to re watch, yes for the hundredth time, ‘A Good Year.’ Filmed at Château La Canorgue, minutes from Lourmarin, it perfectly encapsulates …

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The River Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Luberon, Provence
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Fontaine de Vaucluse

A twisting road leads you down into a small market square, flanked on every side with restaurants and you are in Fontaine de Vaucluse. With the high surrounding ‘mountainous’ hills encasing it in, Fontaine de Vaucluse feels as if it has …

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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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Perched villages of the Luberon, Vaucluse,Provence, France
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A video tour of Provence’s perched villages of the Luberon

Explore the pictoresque ‘villages-perchés’ of Provence’s stunning Luberon Valley. Starting in Lourmarin, join this video tour of the Luberon perched villages through this breathtakingly beautiful countryside. Meander through the vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards and discover the charms of these …

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Plan your stay in Loumarin, visit Roussillon, Luberon, Provence, France
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Roussillon the ochre jewel of the Luberon

As you approach Roussillon, the earth around you changes to a rich, vibrant, blood orange, the colour of flame, immersing you in one of the largest natural ochre deposits in the world, no wonder Roussillon is high on the list …

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Plan your stay in Lourmarin visit L'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Gordes, Luberon, Provence
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The Luberon’s L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque

Last time on our tour of the Luberon’s perched villages we visited Lacoste and Ménerbes, maybe you missed our next two stops? The mystical ghost town, Oppède-le-Vieux and Gordes, perhaps the Luberon’s most magnificent perched village. (Click on the village names to view). From …

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Bonnieux Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Bonnieux, a perched village in the Luberon, Provence

If driving from Lourmarin to explore the Luberon’s perched villages, the closet and first village is Bonnieux, 13.5km away. The D943 which takes you there, is a twisting, switchback through the steep rocks of the narrow gorge, Combe de Lourmarin, …

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