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Lavender fields of Bonnieux, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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The lavender of the Luberon, Provence

Throughout the Luberon region the landscape is peppered with fields of small, round shaped lavender bushes which for almost nine months of the year lie dormant like sleeping hedgehogs. In the spring they begin to sprout and from about the …

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Château Léoube entrance by the vines's,Bormes-les-Mimosas, Var Provence, France
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Léoube, Provençal rosé enticing England and California

When the USA fell in love with rosé It wasn’t that long ago that rosé wine was hard to find in USA. Initially it was often confused with white zinfandel, wine of a similar color but not similar in any …

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Views of the Mediterranean at Hôtel la Villa Duce
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Hôtel La Villa La Duce, Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer

We decided we’d like to explore a little more of the region beyond the Luberon and spend a few days on the Côte d’Azur. We were in search of a quiet, boutique hotel, one that offered good food where we …

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A view of Loumrarin, Luberon, Provence, France
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Lourmarin, The Luberon, Provence, Travel guide

Why you should include a visit to Lourmarin and the Luberon on a trip to Provence Lourmarin is a tiny, medieval village huddled under the southern Luberon’s gently folded landscape. Resplendent with vineyards, olive groves, abundant fruit trees, timeless perched …

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At the Terrace restaurant at Hôtel de Caumont, Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
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Restaurants we love in Uzès, Aix-en-Provence & St-Rémy-de-Provence

Eating out, or more to the point eating outside, is very much a part of restaurant life in France. There are lots of places to choose from, and we love finding new ones. Here are a few restaurants we’ve just …

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View of Lourmarin Village, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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A million miles away

“Life is what happens when you’re busy doing other things.” Words of wisdom I’ve often heard from a dear friend, for indeed sometimes life does throw you off course and you find yourself in unexpected circumstances. Such was our story …

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Cézanne's Provence at Carrières des Lumières, 2021
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Cézanne, Le Maître de la Provence at Carrières des Lumières

Artists have always been drawn to Provence, inspired by its’ striking beauty and the brilliance of its natural light which so illuminates this stunning part of France. For me, the artist who spectacularly showcases the radiance of the region, is …

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Returning somewhere special, Lourmarin, our village in Provence

After many months, and much persistence, dealing with the disappointment of cancelled flights and the uncertainty of COVID, we’d managed to return to England. After spending five special weeks with family and friends we were finally at the entrance to …

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Spring blossoms in Lourmarin
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Spring in Provence, England and Lake Tahoe, California

I haven’t written a post for a while, feeling unsure during these difficult times about what people might want to read. Springtime in Provence? But then I’m not actually there, and like most people can’t even get there….. Life on …

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Rear of Domaine de Fontenille, Lauris, Luberon Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Luxury Luberon spa hotel, Domaine de Fontenille

Imagine staying in a glorious 19th century Provencal country estate surrounded by mighty cedars, olive trees and resplendent vineyards framed by the rolling Luberon hills of the Durance Valley. Transformed in 2013 by architect Alexandre Lafourcade, Domaine de Fontenille is …

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