Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wine, of course

Wine is one of France’s loveliest attractions, and the Rhone is one of France’s biggest wine producing regions.  The Rhone originates in the glaciers of the Swiss Alps and runs south, emptying into the Mediterranean at the towns of the Bouches-du-Rhone.  All along the way, vineyards … Continue reading

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Just Some Random Pics, Part Deux

(My last post seems to have overextended itself, space-wise, so let me continue.  I hope I’m not the guy who won’t shut up at the party!) The last picture in that post was of Les Beaumettes, which is an amazing … Continue reading

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Just Some Random Pics You Might Enjoy

 Above is the town of Menerbes, famous as the village featured in Peter Mayles’ A Year in Provence. Menerbes is three miles west of our house.  The most stunning structure in Menerbes is an amazing Italianate villa that perches at the top of the … Continue reading

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Roussillon Pics (Text in Previous Post)

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Ravishing Roussillon

Roussillon is perhaps the most stunning of all the Luberon villages, achieving that superlative perhaps partly because it is so unexpected.  Jutting ochre cliffs of red, gold, yellow and white cut through the dense green of the surrounding forest as you … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Bread

Markets are one of the highlights of any visit to Provence, and you can find one every day of the week in one town or another.  We’ve visited the Saturday market in the town of Apt twice. It is one of … Continue reading

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Lacoste

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