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Early morning in Lourmarin

On a chilly February morning, when the grass glistens white with frost, I drew back my curtains to this magical view; the hamlet across the meadow in Lourmarin. It is is mystically alluring, no matter the time of day or year. Treading the worn …

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Lourmarin in February, Luberon, Provence, France
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The magical light of Provence, in Lourmarin

For centuries artists have flocked to Provence, in part for its beautiful setting and scenery but also because of its light. That transcendent quality like no where else, a clarity that sharply defines everything yet at the same time has …

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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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Goult, roof tops of the Luberon, Provence
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The Luberon Valley, fitting my life into this place…….

The Luberon Valley is a gently folded landscape resplendent with vineyards, abundant fruit trees and timeless perched villages. When I am there I never want to leave. Have you ever contemplated moving somewhere else and living a totally different life? Especially …

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Market day in Lourmarin, Lourmarin, Provence, France
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The Lourmarin Market

One of the things I love about Provence are their wonderful weekly markets, Lourmarin’s is exceptional. Even though I rarely missed a weekly stroll, each time there were new things that captured my attention, filling my basket with fresh aromas …

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Chateau Canorgue, Bonnieux, Luberon. France
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‘A Good Year’ near Bonnieux, Provence

There are some films that you just watch over and over. Almost every visitor that stays with us wants to visit Château La Canorgue, the organic father and daughter winery, just up the ‘hill’, tucked within the shadows of the …

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Architecture in Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence
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Streets of Lourmarin in February

February, still winter, but under a brilliant, clear blue Provencal sky one is easily fooled into believing that the promise of spring is closer than perhaps it is. As I meandered Lourmarin’s tall, narrow streets, looking up at that deep cornflower …

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Snow in the Luberon Provence
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Snow in Provence

When one thinks of Provence, the images that come to mind are those of summer. Sunflowers, lavender, olive trees, markets with brightly coloured table cloths blowing in the breeze, cobbled streets, shutters and vineyards. Whilst many of these things are …

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Shutters in Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence, France
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Shutters of Provence

There was a reason that I called my ramblings ‘Shutters and Sunflowers’. On a morning amble around the Saturday market in nearby Apt, that reason resonated from every building in sight. It seemed that the architecture everywhere was adorned with …

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Exploring Roussillon, Luberon, Provence
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Mother and son exploring the Luberon together

How wonderful to have my son to myself for a whole week! ‘Buried’ together in the depths of the Luberon, as I introduced him to all that I hold dear about this beautiful spot. James is definitely a European, proud …

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