Lauris: Discover A Surprising and Quaint Village in Provence

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Driving along the road from Pertuis to Cavaillon, following the meandering course of the Durance River, the perched village and castle of Lauris often caught my eye.  Framed by the lush valley below, Lauris appeared both magnificent and intriguing from my vantage point in the car.  Despite its allure, I was usually in a rush to Read more…

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Murs Guided Walk: A Tour of a Perched Provençal Village

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Welcome to the ‘Murs Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the Read more…

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Oppède-le-Vieux: A Quaint Provençal Village Lost in Time

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As someone who has wandered the sun-drenched streets and hidden corners of Oppède-le-Vieux multiple times, each visit feels like stepping into a living painting of Provencal charm. From the moment you set foot in this ancient village, perched majestically atop its rocky pinnacle, you’re enveloped in a timeless atmosphere that whispers tales of centuries past. I’ve roamed Read more…

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Murs: Discover A Lesser-Known Yet Beautiful Village in Provence

Murs in Provence © French Moments

For years, I passed through the quaint village of Murs, nestled in the heart of Provence, always in a rush, always on my way to somewhere else. It was just another picturesque spot on the map, glimpsed from the car window – until one crisp mid-October day, I decided it was time to pull over Read more…

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Cabrières Guided Walk: A Tour of a Little-Known Provençal Village

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Welcome to the ‘Cabrières Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the Read more…

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Beaumettes: Discover A Troglodyte Village in the Luberon

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It was a sunny and sweltering day in October when I first set foot in Beaumettes, a hidden gem on the busy road from Cavaillon to Apt.  It wasn’t just a mere detour; it became a revelation, an intimate encounter with a village that whispered stories of the past amidst the gentle rustle of its leafy Read more…

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Castellet Guided Walk: A Tour of a Little-Known Provençal Village

Castellet Guided Walk - Rue de la Combe © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Castellet Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the Read more…

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Beaumettes Guided Walk: A Tour of a Troglodyte Provençal Village

Beaumettes Guided Walk © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Beaumettes Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the Read more…

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Cabrières-d’Avignon: Discover A Tranquil Village in the Luberon

Cabrières-d'Avignon © French Moments

As I stepped into the heart of Provence on a sun-drenched October day, the quaint village of Cabrières-d’Avignon unveiled itself as nothing short of a revelation.  There was something about the warmth of the sun, the serene atmosphere, and the timeless beauty of the village that immediately captivated me.  My first visit to this enchanting place, far Read more…

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Castellet-en-Luberon: Discover A Mountain Village in the Luberon

Castellet-en-Luberon (Rue César Moulin) © French Moments

On the road down from Auribeau to the Calavon Valley, my daughter Aimée and I stopped at Castellet-en-Luberon, a picturesque Provençal village perched amidst the lush landscape of the Grand Luberon.  A quintessential village that seemed authentic enough to be worth the diversions.  And we weren’t wrong.  This is a short account of our visit.Watch Read more…

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Maubec Guided Walk: A Tour of a Little-Known Provençal Village

Maubec Guided Walk © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Maubec Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the Read more…

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Maubec Revealed: Discover A Little-Known Village in the Luberon

Maubec, Provence © French Moments

Discovering Maubec was a serendipitous moment that unfolded in a supermarket in Coustellet, where a captivating poster of the village caught my eye amidst a quest for hidden gems in the Luberon.  Intrigued by this picturesque portrayal, I was drawn to uncover the layers of this lesser-known sanctuary. My journey through Maubec reached its zenith last October, Read more…

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Cucuron Guided Walk: A Tour of a Historic Provençal Village

Cucuron Guided Walk - Rue de l'Église © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Cucuron Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the Read more…

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Joucas Guided Walk: A Tour of a Quaint Provençal Village

Joucas Guided Walk © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Joucas Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the Read more…

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Cucuron Revealed: Discover A Historic Village in the Luberon

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Nestled in the heart of Provence, the charming village of Cucuron offers a picturesque escape into historical elegance and natural beauty.  The village streets, a labyrinthine maze flanked by buildings steeped in history, lead to the iconic Bassin de l’Étang, a reservoir surrounded by ancient plane trees, doubling as a serene spot of leisure and a Read more…

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Joucas Revealed: Discover A Tranquil Hilltop Village in the Luberon

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Embarking on a journey to discover the hidden treasures of Provence, I found myself wandering into Joucas on a sun-drenched, balmy October day. This visit turned out to be nothing short of a revelation. Nestled in the iconic Luberon and its sprawling vineyards, Joucas presented as a serene escape, a picturesque village that time seemed Read more…

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Eygalières Guided Walk: A Tour of the Hilltop Village

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Welcome to the ‘Eygalières Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this charming village and its formidable views under the warm, gentle embrace of the autumn sun.  This video marks the tenth of a series where I unveil the Read more…

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Eygalières Revealed: Discover the Hilltop Village in the Alpilles

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Nestled in the heart of Provence, Eygalières is a picturesque village that epitomises the quintessential charm of the French countryside. I drove through this Provençal village several times but never stopped. On our last trip to Provence, Eygalières was on our list of must-sees in the Alpilles region. We took advantage of a beautiful sunny day Read more…

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Les Baux-de-Provence Guided Walk: Village and Castle Tour

Les Baux-de-Provence Guided Walk © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Les Baux-de-Provence Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this charming village and its formidable castle under the warm, gentle embrace of the autumn sun.  This video marks the ninth of a series where I unveil Read more…

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Guided Walk: A Tour of the Country Town

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Guided Walk © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this charming country town under the warm, gentle embrace of the autumn sun.  This video marks the eighth of a series where I unveil the wonders of Provence’s Read more…

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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse Guided Walk: A Tour of the Riverside Village

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse guided walk © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Fontaine-de-Vaucluse Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque riverside village under the warm, gentle embrace of the autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered along the Read more…

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Gordes Guided Walk: A Tour of the Acropolis of Provence

Valentine's Getaway - Gordes Guided Walk © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Gordes Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the Read more…

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Lacoste Guided Walk: A Tour of the Hilltop Village in Provence

Guided Walk of Lacoste © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Lacoste Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the Read more…

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Ménerbes Guided Walk: A Tour of the Historic Village in Provence

Ménerbes Guided Walk © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Ménerbes Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the Read more…

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Roussillon Guided Walk: A Tour of the Ochre Village in Provence

Roussillon Guided Walk © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Roussillon Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the Read more…

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Lourmarin Guided Walk: A Tour of the Charming Village in Provence

Lourmarin Guided Walk © French Moments

Welcome to the ‘Lourmarin Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this other picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the Read more…

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Bonnieux Guided Walk: A Tour of the Hilltop Village in Provence

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Welcome to the ‘Bonnieux Guided Walk’, an enchanting chapter from our last journey through Provence! During a memorable 40-day stay in Bonnieux, our lovely home base, I explored this picturesque village under the warm, gentle embrace of the early autumn sun.  As the Provençal landscape basked in a serene, sunny glow, I meandered through the charming Read more…

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Apt Candied Fruits: Discovering the Sweet Secret of Provence

Apt Candied Fruits © French Moments

Every time we’ve stayed in the Luberon, wandering through the village markets has been a highlight. Among the bustling stalls, the famed Apt candied fruits often caught my eye. Yet, I scarcely gave them more than a passing glance in the past. Each time I returned home, my thoughts lingered on these quintessentially Provençal treats, tinged Read more…

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La Barben Zoo – A Fantastic Visit in the Heart of Provence

La Barben Zoo © French Moments

We have visited several zoos and animal parks, featuring them on our blog: the Paris Zoo, La Bourbansais Zoo in Brittany, and, most recently, Marwell Zoo in England. Last October, we had the chance to explore the largest (and most splendid!) zoo in Provence. In this article, I want to share our experiences at La Barben Read more…

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Provence unpacked: journeying with the best suitcases

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As we eagerly anticipated our 40-day recess in the picturesque village of Bonnieux, nestled in the heart of the Luberon, we were armed with not just luggage but a promise of seamless travel. The travel companions in question? The Level8 Textured Luggage Set was our trusty entourage for the awaited adventure. Follow us for a Read more…

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Honey from the Luberon – A Visit to a Farm in Bonnieux

Honey from the Luberon at GAEC Aude Malbec Bonnieux © French Moments

During a recent countryside getaway, we had the privilege of visiting Malvina, the curator of the family-run boutique at Clément and Malvina’s farm. In 2014, this passionate couple established a Groupement Agricole d’Exploitation en Commun (GAEC) in the picturesque commune of Bonnieux, nestled in the heart of Luberon. They manage a sprawling 30-hectare estate, home Read more…

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My 50 most beautiful photos of Provence

Photos of Provence: Gordes under the clouds © French Moments

As our time in Provence comes to an end after a delightful stay spanning over five weeks, anchored in the picturesque hilltop village of Bonnieux in the heart of the Luberon, we would like to pay tribute to this magnificent region. In commemoration of this charming corner of the world, we’ve curated a compilation of Read more…

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Exploring the Iconic Clock Towers and Campaniles of Provence

Campaniles of Provence - Roussillon © French Moments

In the Luberon’s picturesque towns and villages, I’ve been captivated by the towering structures that grace the skyline – the campaniles and clock towers and campaniles of Provence. These architectural marvels symbolise the heart of each community and serve as guardians of time and tradition. Join me as we delve into the world of Provence’s beloved Read more…

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The Countryside of Bonnieux and Lacoste, A Provençal Exploration

Walking in the countryside of Bonnieux © French Moments

Our accommodation is in a Provençal farmhouse in the middle of the Luberon countryside. This location is ideal for exploring the surrounding area without taking the car. For us, the countryside of Bonnieux is a complete change of scenery.Bonnieux early morningSince arriving in Provence, we’ve been walking around our accommodation, especially in the mornings when Read more…

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Villas in Provence: French Elegance in Southern France

Villas in Provence - Villa Ephrussi de Rotschild, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Source: Depositphotos.com

Provence is a region in southeastern France that has long been a favourite destination for travellers worldwide. With its stunning natural landscapes, picturesque villages, and rich cultural heritage, Provence offers a unique blend of history, art, and nature that appeals to all kinds of visitors. Whether you’re interested in exploring ancient Roman ruins, tasting local Read more…

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Sur le Pont d’Avignon

Sur le pont d'Avignon © French Moments

Sur le pont d’Avignon is a traditional French song dating to the 15th century. The mimed ronde involves all sorts of characters dancing around or on the famous bridge Pont Saint-Bénézet in Avignon.The story of the songSome scholars date the song back to at least the 15th century. However, neither the author nor the origin of the Read more…

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Bonnieux Revealed: Discover the Hilltop Village in the Luberon

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Bonnieux is one of the most beautiful perched villages on the northern slopes of the Luberon. Some people call it the “Mont Saint-Michel of Provence”. It is part of the golden triangle Gordes – Roussillon – Bonnieux, but, unlike its two neighbours, the latter is less busy, which makes it more authentic. The village comprises two churches, Read more…

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Around Aix-en-Provence: 10 Beautiful Places to Visit

Around Aix-en-Provence: La Roque d'Anthéron © French Moments

Is there any need to introduce Aix, the historical capital of Provence? The charming town offers visitors a rich and fascinating architectural and cultural heritage. But beyond the homeland of Paul Cézanne and Emile Zola, there are many sites to explore. The Pays d’Aix, of course, but also natural sites, beautiful ruins, and typical Provençal Read more…

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Why you should discover Bédoin in Provence

Bédoin, Provence © French Moments

In this article, I have chosen to tell you about the village of Bédoin, where we stayed for a fortnight in Spring. Situated at the foot of Mont Ventoux, the village benefits from many tourist assets. Here is a small summary of our stay in this little corner of paradise. Between vineyards, cherry orchards, lavender Read more…

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The best sites to see around Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Place Favier, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence © French Moments

Last August, we were in Provence, in the area around Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, for a couple of days. The south of France is always a popular destination with a guaranteed warm summer. It was definitely sizzling when we were there, and afternoon naps were a must! Here are some of our favourite places around Saint-Rémy-de-Provence that we Read more…

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7 Villages to Visit on your Dream Holiday in the Luberon

romantic destinations in France: Lourmarin, Provence © French Moments

Provence immediately conjures images of lavender-filled fields, beautiful farmhouses and manors with their leafy terraces and linen-draped tables adorned with fresh-cut flowers, olives, local wines and dishes filled with sunshine. One of our favourite regions of Provence is the Luberon, which lies east of Avignon and north of Aix-en-Provence. This area has always been a Read more…

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Montagne Sainte-Victoire: the iconic mountain of Aix

Montagne Sainte-Victoire © Olivier Risnes

Montagne Sainte-Victoire is an iconic natural landmark in Provence, along with other famous peaks such as  Mont Ventoux and Sainte-Baume. The “mountain of Aix” extends over 18 kilometres east of Aix-en-Provence. Reaching 1,011 metres / 3,317 ft at Pic des Mouches, the celebrated mountain owes its fame to painter Paul Cézanne, who could see it Read more…

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