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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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Luberon vineyards by Ménerbes in Autumn
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The Luberon in autumn, adorned in a golden gown

The Luberon in autumn, a flame with colour, as paintbrush strokes of magenta and ochre sweep the summer away. As each season appears, I say to myself, that this is my favourite. In winter I love the crisp mornings, sparkling frost, …

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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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Gordes, the most splendid perched village in the Luberon, Provence
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Gordes, the Luberon’s most splendid perched village

As you drive from our last stop at Oppède-le-Vieux, winding your way towards Gordes, you’ll follow the olive tree flanked hairpins and as the road begins to straighten will suddenly be greeted by a breathtakingly spectacular view of perhaps the most …

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Luberon Valley, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Exploring the perched villages of the Luberon Valley from Lourmarin

Magical, medieval villages of Provence’s breathtaking Luberon Valley, clustered round a château clinging precariously to the hillside, above a landscape resplendent with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and in the summer, carpets of lavender and dancing sunflowers. Some you may …

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Perched villages of the Luberon, Vaucluse,Provence, France
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Exploring the Luberon from Lourmarin

Lourmarin is a great base for exploring Provence’s beautiful Luberon region of the Vaucluse and beyond. Drive through the vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards, stopping at the local wine château’s as you make your way to explore the fairy tale …

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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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L'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Gordes, Luberon, Provence
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Travel France online ~ posts my article about L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

Travel France Online  is, in the words of its founder, Parisien, Diane de la Guillermie:  ‘a free online travel resource……..to help you discover and enjoy French history and culture’. Having traveled extensively herself, Diane established this guide to share perspectives about French history …

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An Interview with Belle Provence Travels

Shutters and Sunflowers’ interview with Tuula from Belle Provence Travels ~ November 5th 2014, Tuula wrote: Hello dear readers from a very wet and rainy south of France. It’s been a stormy week and it looks as if those fall temperatures …

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