Chasing Autumn in Provence: A Traveller’s Tale

Autumn in Provence: Bonnieux © French Moments

“Today I’m going to Provence!” I sent this message to my subscribers on the 14th of September 2023. On that day, Rachel, Aimée and I left the south coast of England to experience Autumn in Provence, from our base in the Luberon!🎦 Watch our short video on the Luberon, which will inspire you to explore this Read more…

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Bonnieux in Provence: What To See and Do

Bonnieux Luberon Provence

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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7 Villages to Visit on your Dream Holiday in the Luberon

romantic destinations in France: Lourmarin, Provence © French Moments

Provence immediately conjures up 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 to the east of Avignon and north of Aix-en-Provence. This area has Read more…

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Lacoste in Provence: What to See and Do

Village of Lacoste in Provence © French Moments

Opposite the village of Bonnieux, Lacoste is set on one of the Luberon’s most impressive sites. Perched on the northern slopes of the Petit Luberon Mountain, this charming village of 420 residents offers spectacular views over the Calavon Valley and the Mountains of Vaucluse. The walls of the towering ruined castle standing above Lacoste appear Read more…

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Colorado of Rustrel

Rustrel 15 © French Moments

The unexpected Colorado of Rustrel ranks among Provence’s most beautiful attractions. Situated on one of the largest ochre quarries in the world, the Colorado of Rustrel was, at one time, one of the best known producers of ochre in France. Today, the hues and the strange looking shapes of the outcrops, shaped by centuries of Read more…

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The most beautiful sites in the Luberon

Luberon © French Moments

The Luberon is a protected mountainous region in the département of Vaucluse, in the southeast of France, which shelters a huddle of charming villages. Let’s discover some of its most beautiful sites.     About the Luberon region in Provence The Luberon, adored by French author Marcel Pagnol, was Samuel Beckett’s refuge during the Second Read more…

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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse in Provence: What to See and Do

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse © French Moments

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is a charming village lying on the bank of the Sorgue River. The locality was built around its source in a dead-end valley at the feet of the Vaucluse plateau. Named after the famous and abundant water source nearby, it is surrounded by chalky hills 230 to 240 metres high. The village is located Read more…

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Roussillon in Provence: What to See and Do

Roussillon in Provence © French Moments

Roussillon lies in the northern part of the Luberon, between the Luberon mountain and the Vaucluse Plateau. The village is famous for its ochre quarries that were exploited from the end of the 18th century until the 1930s.Watch this short video on the Luberon! Plan your trip 🛏 Find the best accommodations in the Luberon Read more…

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Ménerbes in Provence: What to See and Do

Ménerbes © French Moments

The old village of Ménerbes is situated on a rocky outcrop 230 metres above sea level. The territory of the commune reaches the top of Petit Luberon in the south and spreads downwards to the Calavon River in the north. Home to 1,000 inhabitants, Ménerbes is one of France’s most beautiful villages.Watch this short video Read more…

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