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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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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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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

Download the Lourmarin Travel Guide and the surrounding area of The Luberon, or read it below: 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 …

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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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Le Moulin, Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence, France
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Le Moulin de Lourmarin, a special place to stay

On our most recent visit to Lourmarin we stayed at Le Moulin de Lourmarin, a captivating, golden stone, former olive mill. In the heart of the village, Le Moulin is a charming little haven, maintaining the authenticity of its former …

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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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In Aix-en-Provence, Bouche de Rhone, Provence, France
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A February Saturday in Aix-en-Provence

Gracious, golden, shuttered buildings, cobbled streets, cathedrals, museums, fountains, chic boutiques, restaurants and on a busy Saturday, market stalls tumbling out along the winding alleyways and gently shaded squares. Each proud vendor jostling for trade, offering a profusion of locally …

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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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