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Road in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence, France
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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Recently someone who only had four days to spend in Provence asked me if I had to choose between a visit to Aix-en-Provence or Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, which would it be. Preferably I’d find the time for both but as stunning a …

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Carrières de Lumières 2017 Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo, Les Baux de Provence,Provence, France
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Carrières de Lumières Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo, ‘from the fantastic to the wonderful’

Yesterday was special, leaving our paintbrushes and plumbing issues behind, we drove towards the jagged hills of Les Alpilles through Le plaine de la Crau, winding our way through the lush valley floor of silvery, green olive trees and golden …

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Plan a stay in Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence
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Plan a stay in Lourmarin the Luberon, Provence

I am often asked if I could help to plan a stay in Lourmarin, so voilà! This itinerary would work from any of the nearby Luberon villages, I’ve planned it round my favourite market days, listed below. But don’t rush around too …

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Marc Chagall at Carrières de Lumières 2016
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Marc Chagall at Carrières de Lumières, 2016

The incredible art of Russia’s Marc Chagall at Carrières de Lumières has been a 2016 sensation! Yet another maestro’s talent splashed upon the towering walls and floor of the former bauxite quarry in Val d’Enfer, by Les Baux de Provence.  Set to a mystical, …

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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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Aix-en-Provence, one of the a cities of Provence, France
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Cities of Provence an hour from Lourmarin

Easily reached on a day’s excursion from Lourmarin is the one of the mosy magnificent cities of Provence, Avignon and vibrant university town of Aix-en-Provence in Provence’s beautiful Var region. The Mediterranean coast is a short drive further; Marseilles, and the quaint fishing …

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Carrières de Lumières 2016, Chagall
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Les Carrières de Lumières 2016 is open

Les Carrières de Lumières 2016 is open! Located by the magical perched village of Les Baux-de-Provence, Carrières de Lumières is an entrancing projected video art extravaganza. Set deep within a disused bauxite cave it profiles breathtaking works of art. This year’s …

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Valley 'Le Crau', the Roman 'Via Aurelia' from Les Baux-de-Provence
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Les Baux-de-Provence, a magical view from a fairy-tale village

Gazing out from the ramparts of Les Baux-de-Provence, high up on the Alpilles hills visitors are treated to a vista of Provence that dreams are made of. Acres of silvery, green olive groves splashed with sprawling vineyards, interspersed with pines …

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Chateau ruins at Les Baux-de-Provence
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Medieval Provence at the Château des Baux-de-Provence

The Château des Baux, nestled on a craggy limestone escarpment high in the Alpilles hills is one of Provence’s most famous fortresses. Château des Baux dates back to the tenth century, although now in ruins you can learn its fascinating …

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Plan a visit to Lourmarin, visit Les Baux de Provence
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Visit the beguiling perched village of Les Baux-de-Provence

As you wander the meandering cobbled streets of Les Baux-de-Provence, between the shadows of its medieval buildings, close your eyes. You’ll hear the swish of long gowns and velvet cloaks hurrying passed you and the distant clanking of armour by …

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