Laughter over lunch with those you love, what could be more special? Being with dear friends for a long weekend, sharing our favourite spots at Christmas in Provence.

Long delicious lunches, after which we meandered around the streets of  Lourmarin and surrounding villages. Together we kicked off the Christmas season, sipping ‘vin chaud’ at the Avignon ‘Marche de Noel’. Our Provencal lunch was made more special in the ambience of an ancient, oak beamed restaurant sitting by a roaring fire and Christmas tree.

We delighted in purchases that could only be found in this region, hand milled French soaps and lavender filled Christmas baubles before marveling once again at the magnificent Palais des Papes as we braced the crisp December air up above its ramparts.

Suppers by our fireside and a rambling country walk before a Olive Trees In Lourmarin, Provence, Francemagnificent Sunday lunch completed our time together.

A heavenly weekend, reminiscent of days before children. The years seem to have evaporated, we are older, hopefully wiser, a little frayed around edges but still relishing sharing laughter and happy times with good friends; we even got to play play ‘Pooh sticks’, such fun! A magical time with dear friends at Christmas in Provence!
Playing Pooh sticks in Lourmarin Provence, France

and the surrounding area of The Luberon, Provence here,
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