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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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The Knights Templars and cheese of the Aveyron

We continued our exploration of the Aveyron, weaving our way through the lush countryside with its deep red earth. We stopped off in more of the region’s story book villages, (all one of ‘Les Plus Beau Villages de France’ ) …

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A viaduct, fairy-tale chateaux and the medieval villages of the Aveyron

Just under a three hours drive north west of Lourmarin lies the Aveyron region of southern France. A place of mystical fairy-tale châteaux, (we were fortunate enough to stay in one), medieval villages, gothic cathedrals, and a past where swash …

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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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The Lourmarin market
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The Lourmarin market, re-opening this Friday!!

I was so happy to learn from my friends in Lourmarin that the Friday market is allowed to return tomorrow; with social distancing measures of course. After so many weeks of not being permitted, I’m thrilled for all the local …

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Rainbow over Mt Diablo, Danville California
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Unprecedented times, stay safe & well my friends……

These are unprecedented times. As I type those words, I cannot help but think of another unprecedented time when the world faced a different peril. I’ve often wondered if I’d been alive then, would I have had what it takes …

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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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Entrance to L'Auberge la fenière, Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence, France
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L’Auberge La Fenière, Reine Sammut’s stunning Lourmarin restaurant

L’Auberge La Fenière is a delightful hotel with an award winning, Michelin star restaurant and bistro run by renowned chef Reine Sammut and her daughter Nadia. On the outskirts of Lourmarin it’s one of our favourites. We’ve enjoyed  their delicious food …

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Lilamand Confiseur candied fruits at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Lilamand Confiseur~ candied fruits of Provence in L’Isle sur la Sorgue

If you get the chance to go to L’Isle sur la Sorgue do visit the stunning candied fruit shop of Lilamand Confiseur. The little sister to the one in Saint-Rémy de Provence, where the business was founded by Marius Lilamand in 1866 …

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