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Last night I dreamt, going to Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence, France
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Last night I dreamt of…… a special place

There is a line in a wonderful story I love, Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier:‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again’. People often dream about places which caused their emotions to become heightened, sometimes it’s not a good thing and sometimes …

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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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Oppède-le-Vieux, The Luberon, Provence, France
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Oppède-le-Vieux, the ghost town of the Luberon!

After Ménerbes the next village on my tour is Oppède-le-Vieux, high on a rocky precipice over looking the Luberon valley. Explore its ruined ramparts and 12th century church, eerily quiet and deserted, it’s a strikingly haunting spot. Don’t be confused …

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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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Oppede le Vieux, Luberon, France
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Visiting the Luberon’s ghost town of Oppede-le-Vieux

Travel France Online has just added my visit to the ghost town of Oppede-le-Vieux to their portfolio. Situated in the Luberon Valley, in the department of the Vaucluse, Oppede-le-Vieux oozes atmosphere and ambience. Abandoned long ago it is a strikingly …

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The golden stone walls, clay tiles and shutters of Provence’s architecture

Travel France Online’s just published my research on the charming architecture of Provence which beguiles the thousands of visitors that stay in this stunningly beautiful area of France each year. Despite the much admired golden stone walls, brightly painted shutters and …

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Plan your stay in Lourmarin visit L'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Gordes, Luberon, Provence
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Notre-Dame de Senanque Abbey, in the Luberon, Provence

As any visitor to the Luberon Valley in Provence will tell you, beautiful photos of  L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque are everywhere. For every postcard stand proudly exhibits stunning images of  the abbey, taken in early summer when it is surrounded by its’ spectacular carpet …

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