Beaumettes Guided Walk: A Tour of a Troglodyte Provençal Village

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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: Experience the Ultimate Beauty of Provence

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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. CONTENTS Watch this short video on the Luberon!1Plan your trip to Roussillon2Why you should visit RoussillonPlace du Read more…

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Ménerbes in Provence: What to See and Do

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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. CONTENTS Watch this Read more…

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