If you’ve followed us for a while now, you probably know that one of our favourite breakfast spots, whilst out on a bike ride, is the lovely little boulangerie at Simiane La Rotonde. By the time we get there, we always feel as if we’ve earned our croissants, as it is pretty much uphill, all … More A lovely evening at Les Davids
For the first time since starting the A to Z this month, we’re hopping across to the other side of the Luberon to the pretty little village of Lourmarin, set at the foot of the southern flank, at the bottom of the Combe, the little pass that cuts between the Petit & Grand Luberon hills. … More Beautiful Lourmarin
Ever since I was a child I have found the concept of borders, a little bit odd. More often than not, we have lived very close to a county boundary in the UK, whether it was Wiltshire and Gloucester, or Devon and Cornwall, where a wavy line, drawn on a map, marks huge changes in … More Hopping into ‘Haute Provence’
I suppose any A to Z of this area wouldn’t be complete without having an entry about Gordes, the beautiful, picture-postcard village that sits high on a hill above the Luberon valley. I have often written about it, whether we’ve stopped on the viewpoint, whilst out on a bike ride, or perhaps as our destination … More Gordes – the picture postcard village
I can’t help but have rather a soft spot for Fontaine De Vaucluse. I can’t really explain why, but there is something about it that just makes me smile. The word Vaucluse derives from the latin ‘vallis clausa’ or ‘closed valley’ a perfect description for the setting of this village, that gives its name to … More Fontaine De Vaucluse.
Sometimes it takes me a while to get round to doing something and this week I finally decided I would go and try out the Spa at Montbrun Les Bains. I say finally as our lovely neighbour had mentioned it to me 3 years ago, just after we bought the house, saying it was a … More An afternoon at The Thermal Spa in Montbrun Les Bains
Sometimes the best laid plans have to be cast aside and that was the case last Tuesday. After taking the dog for an early-morning walk and getting everything ready for a cycle out to Roussillon for breakfast, we started to get the bikes out, only to hear the rumble of thunder coming from the valley … More Market Day in Banon
It’s always good to finally tick something off the list of things you have wanted to do for a while – last year it was finally getting to see the Fête du Citron (now to be an annual event for us) and yesterday I got round to seeing the immersive multimedia show in the Carrières … More Vincent Van Gogh – Les Carrières de Lumières.