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Architecture in Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence
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Streets of Lourmarin in February

February, still winter, but under a brilliant, clear blue Provencal sky one is easily fooled into believing that the promise of spring is closer than perhaps it is. As I meandered Lourmarin’s tall, narrow streets, looking up at that deep cornflower …

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Gates to the walled Medieval city of Aigues-Mortes, Langudoc Roussillon, France
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Aigues-Mortes, enchanting Medieval Ramparts and ……… salt!!

It is funny how the events of a day that you had not particularly been looking forward to can take an unexpected turn that fills your heart with joy. I left my Kate at the tiny airport of Béziers, a further …

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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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