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Lourmarin, Luberon Vaucluse, Provence, France
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A video visit to Lourmarin

Discover the enchantment of Lourmarin, a fairy tale village in Provence’s Luberon. Visit the Lourmarin medieval château and enjoy a musical soirée under its rafters. Meander the chic boutiques, galleries and restaurants, and fabulous Friday market in Lourmarin. Explore the stunningly beautiful Luberon region. …

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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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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 most magnificent cities of Provence, Avignon and vibrant university town of Aix-en-Provence. The Mediterranean coast is a short drive further; Marseilles, and the quaint fishing towns of Bandol and …

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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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What to see and do in Lourmarin, Provence
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What to see and do in Lourmarin

Lourmarin, charming and captivating, come here and wander through the meandering streets, explore the chic boutiques and galleries and then sit and gaze upon life as you ponder all the things to see and Lourmarin activities before a delicious lunch in …

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Enjoying the pleasures of life in Provence
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Provence, where the pleasures of life abound

What is it that consistently draws people to Provence and to the Luberon in particular? What precisely is Provence’s appeal, that special ‘je ne sais quoi’ which make the region so captivating? Aside from its natural beauty, perhaps its enduring …

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Terrace of luxury spa hotel Domaine de Fontinelle, Lauris, Luberon. Provence, France (near Lourmarin)
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Where to eat in the Luberon Valley, near Lourmarin

Looking for somewhere to eat in the Luberon, not too far from Lourmarin?  As you search you will meander through endless vineyards, orchards, olive groves and at certain times of year, a vibrant carpet of lavender and sunflowers, until you …

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Provencal architecture and the Mistral

Most visitors to Provence and indeed much of the Mediterranean, are usually entranced by the charming features of the local architecture, especially in the countryside. It interesting to learn that much of the construction in Provence, actually, has very little …

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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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L'Occitaine, Manosque, Luberon Provence
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L’Occitane Factory, Manosque, Provence, something beautiful doing good!

You doubtless have heard of L’Occitane en Provence, a soap, creams and lotions company to be found on the high streets and shopping malls of most major cities in the world. Until recently, when I visited their factory in Provence, I …

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