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Avignon Restaurants ~ where to dine

 Avignon Restaurants offer many dining choices for the foodies among us! From the gourmet sensations of Christian Etienne and Les Cinq Sens, to fabulous home cooked food from Fou de Fafa, or delicious pizzas at Chez Mimmo. They’re all good …

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Hotel D'Europe, Avignon, Provence, France
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Avignon ~ places to stay

The stunning city of medieval city of Avignon, nestled on the banks of the mighty Rhone River home to the Popes in the 1300’s for nearly a century It is surrounded by the breathtakingly beautiful countryside of the Vaucluse, Provence. …

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Palais des Papes, Avignon, Provence,France
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What to see in Avignon ~ City of the Popes

Like a ribbon round a cake, the magnificent medieval city of Avignon is surrounded by a beautifully preserved city wall built in 1403. During the 14th century it was the center of one of the richest courts in Europe. As …

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La Maison Carreé, Nîmes, Languedoc Roussillon, France
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The Roman city of Nîmes

Magnificent Roman architecture, bullfights and concerts. Sun drenched squares overlooked by stately shuttered mansions. Meandering cobbles streets packed with shops and restaurants. Stunning art museums, cathedrals gardens and treasures from the past. This is the seductive Roman city of Nîmes …

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Isirdi painting from Isirdi Gallery, Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence, France
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Isirdi’s picture, creating a special memory forever

A piece of art, the essence of a moment, captured with the stroke of a paint brush or crayon, through the eyes and perceptions of the artist. An instant in time becomes immortalized as a memory that will last forever. The …

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Pont du Gard, near Uzes, Languedoc Roussillon, France
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Visit Pont du Gard here…..

Standing beneath the golden arches of the Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard, just 6km from Uzès, Languedoc Roussillon, France, it hardly seems possible that this magnificent structure has been here for over 2000 years. Build from local limestone, for 600 years …

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Pont du Gard, near Uzes, Langedoc Roussillon, France
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The Pont du Gard, UNESCO site near Uzès

Just 6 miles outside of Uzès, towards Avignon, serenely merging into the surrounding landscape, sits the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site The Pont du Gard. It has been here for well over 2000 years, patiently waiting to be explored. No matter …

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Vineyard near Uzes in Languedoc Roussillon
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Wineries and olive oil mills near Uzès

Languedoc Roussillon has a steadily growing and well respected reputation for its wine and there are some excellent wines produced in the Uzès area. Predominantly they use the great Mediterranean varieties, Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Combined with the natural …

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where to dine near Uzès
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Where to eat in the Uzès vicinity

There are many places to dine near Uzès, all just a short drive away. Amidst the rolling countryside, abundant with vineyards and olive groves , you’ll find a few special dining spots, worth driving a little way out of town …

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Celebrating four years of Shutters and Sunflowers!

It’s been four years since I started writing, Shutters and Sunflowers, when I was sharing my life in Provence. I’m still writing, mostly about travel and you’re still reading, thank you, but behind the scenes ‘blogging’ has evolved greatly. Every …

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