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Mizso artisan jewelry shop, Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Mizso, hand made treasures of a jewelry shop in Lourmarin, Provence

Tucked away on one of its tiny streets, is a small jewelry shop in Lourmarin; not just any jewelry shop selling things which might be found elsewhere, but Mizso; owned by the delightful and talented Valerie. It is packed full of …

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Perched villages of the Luberon, Vaucluse,Provence, France
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A video tour of Provence’s perched villages of the Luberon

Explore the pictoresque ‘villages-perchés’ of Provence’s stunning Luberon Valley. Starting in Lourmarin, join this video tour of the Luberon perched villages through this breathtakingly beautiful countryside. Meander through the vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards and discover the charms of these …

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Plan your stay in Loumarin, visit Roussillon, Luberon, Provence, France
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Roussillon the ochre jewel of the Luberon

As you approach Roussillon, the earth around you changes to a rich, vibrant, blood orange, the colour of flame, immersing you in one of the largest natural ochre deposits in the world, no wonder Roussillon is high on the list …

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Plan your stay in Lourmarin visit L'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Gordes, Luberon, Provence
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The Luberon’s L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque

Last time on our tour of the Luberon’s perched villages we visited Lacoste and Ménerbes, maybe you missed our next two stops? The mystical ghost town, Oppède-le-Vieux and Gordes, perhaps the Luberon’s most magnificent perched village. (Click on the village names to view). From …

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Bonnieux Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Bonnieux, a perched village in the Luberon, Provence

If driving from Lourmarin to explore the Luberon’s perched villages, the closet and first village is Bonnieux, 13.5km away. The D943 which takes you there, is a twisting, switchback through the steep rocks of the narrow gorge, Combe de Lourmarin, …

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Numero 9, a restaurant in Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence
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Restaurants in Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence

Where are the the best restaurants in Lourmarin? Where can you enjoy a paper thin pizza fresh straight from the wood smoke of a ‘feu de bois’ oven?  Perhaps you’d like to sample fresh, beautifully presented local ingredients within the …

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Why you should visit Lourmarin, this treasure of the Luberon

I told you last time about Lourmarin, but why should you go there too? Quite simply, because it’s beautiful. Twisting cobbled streets, limestone buildings the colour of honey, faded shutters and clay tiled roof tops. Chic boutiques, galleries, vibrant cafés and …

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Lourmarin a special place in the Luberon Provence
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Ingredients that make a place like Lourmarin special

I have been wondering, what are the secret ingredients that make a place truly special? Somewhere, when you arrive for the first time, makes your heart skip a beat and that when you return for the hundredth time, makes you …

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Avignon, Provence, France, Video Tour
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Explore the magnificent walled city of Avignon

Discover the charm of this enchanting walled city, unravel the secrets from its medieval past when it was home to the Popes and the most powerful city in Europe. Explore its museums, cathedrals shops and restaurants, walk over the mighty Rhône …

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Palais des Papes, Avignon, Provence,France
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What to see in Avignon ~ City of the Popes

Like a ribbon round a cake, the magnificent medieval city of Avignon is surrounded by a beautifully preserved city wall built in 1403. During the 14th century it was the center of one of the richest courts in Europe. As …

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