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What do see and do in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse in Provence

Written by on April 15, 2019 in Provence-Alpes
What do see and do in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse in Provence

One of the charms of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is the river that runs around and through it. This river, the Sorgue, is a favorite of tourists and fishermen alike, with its crystal-clear waters sparkling in the sun. The source of the river lies just five miles east of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in one of the most beautiful spots in […]

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The Expat Good Life in the Vaucluse, Provence

Written by on April 3, 2017 in Expats in France
The Expat Good Life in the Vaucluse, Provence

We talk to American Emily Durand of Your Private Provence Tours, about falling in love with a Frenchman and moving from the US to beautiful Provence in France… What inspired you to move to France? I’m from the Northwest, Southern Oregon and I grew up on a family run farm. When I was real young […]

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Guide to Apt in Provence

Written by on January 25, 2021 in Provence-Alpes
Guide to Apt in Provence

Apt in the department of Vaucluse, Provence is a largish town with an inner old town. It’s famous for its crystallised fruit, is awash with gorgeous little shops and home to a fabulous Saturday street market. Founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC, it’s in the heart of the Luberon Nature Park, between […]

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Review: Winston Churchill, Painting on the French Riviera

Written by on December 28, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Review: Winston Churchill, Painting on the French Riviera

Winston Churchill, Painting on the French Riviera is a beautiful coffee table book by Paul Rafferty. It’s a joy to read for any lover of art, Provence and Winston Churchill, voted the Greatest Briton… Winston Churchill, Painting on the French Riviera Churchill once declared that only one of his life’s ambitions had not been fulfilled […]

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Secrets of Provence | Pays de Sault

Written by on November 12, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Secrets of Provence | Pays de Sault

Pays de Sault is an area in Vaucluse, Provence. It’s comprised of six villages Aurel, Ferrassières, Monieux, Sault, Saint-Christol d’Albion, Saint-Trinit. Togher they form the ancient region known as Comté de Sault. Each is in naturally beautiful setting and each has a Romanesque church or chapel. Situated between the mountains of Lure, Luberon and Mont […]

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Discover Brantes Provence | A land that time forgot

Written by on October 31, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Discover Brantes Provence | A land that time forgot

Provence is rightly famous for its enchanting villages and lavender fields. But there’s a secret side to Provence. A side that is known mostly only to the locals. We asked local Emily Durand, who lives in the area and runs fabulous tours of Provence and southern France, to tell us about some of her favourite hidden […]

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Oppède le Vieux Provence

Written by on July 1, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Oppède le Vieux Provence

As you wind your way across the plains of the Vaucluse in Provence (all olive groves, lavender and vineyards), you see Oppède le Vieux hanging above you on the north face of the Petit Luberon. It looks haunting and beautiful… The rise… Oppède le Vieux dates back to at least the 12th century. At the […]

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What to see and do in Carpentras, Provence

Written by on May 27, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
What to see and do in Carpentras, Provence

The town of Carpentras in the department of Vaucluse, Provence, is spectacular. At the foot of Mont Ventoux, it has a rather exotic feel, almost Roman with its terracotta roofs and fabulous fountains. The market in Carpentras is one of the best in Provence – no strike that. It’s one of the best in France. […]

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Made in Provence | Food and specialities

Written by on March 19, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Made in Provence | Food and specialities

Wine, truffles and chocolate! And that’s just to start. Who doesn’t love Provence?  You could spend a lifetime here and still not sample all of its rich produce. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try! Weird, wonderful and wickedly delicious Vaucluse If you’re going to try and eat and drink your way through an entire […]

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48 hours in Avignon, Provence

Written by on March 2, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
48 hours in Avignon, Provence

Avignon is the capital of the Vaucluse department in Provence, southern France. It’s the world-famous seat of the 14th-century Popes. Their former palace is UNESCO World Heritage listed and the greatest Gothic palace in Europe. It’s also home to a famous bridge which inspired a song known around the world. If you’ve only got 48 […]

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