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Pizza in the Colorado

At the Colorado Provençal, near Rustrel is the Pizzaria du Colorado, family run and always busy especially with locals who also use the bar, the inside is warm and cosy with lots of tables, outside is a vast terrace, great in summer and at...

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two great discoveries………..

We were recommended to a restaurant, 'Auberge des carrières' in the small village of Les Taillades, 4 kilometres to the east of CavaillonBut before diving in for lunch we thought we should check out the tiny ancient village, once renowned for its stone quarrying. The...

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Let the train take the strain!

From 1st May a new direct rail service starts leaving London St Pancras at 7.19am arriving in Avignon TGV station at 14.00 where you can rent a car and drive the short distance to the Luberon. By 16.00 you'll be on the terrace with a glass of rosé! The return trip...

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Fabulous Lunch at L’Estrade

  Our regular clients know the secret of L'Estrade, good home cooked food, friendly service and a great atmosphere. Anne-Lo is in the kitchen and Gaelle serves out front. The black board menu changes daily with local produce and always a choice of meat, fish and...

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It’s hard graft!

The cherry blossom is spectacular at present, literally daily, trees are bursting into colour. And in every field you look at whether cherry trees or grape vines there is someone at work. We have noticed over time as the cherry trees age, they are cut down and then...

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Its warming up!

Last week was a tad windy , the upside of which was clear blue skies and wonderful light. However the nights were cool - the good news for those already on holiday here is its warming up nicely through the week and the weekend ahead. April really is a glorious month...

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Doors

Saint Saturnin Les Apt is a village known for several things including its fountains and doors . This one belongs to a friends house near Cours de la Liberte, like the fountains they make a great photograph opportunity.

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Excellent dinner out

We were treated last night to a wonderful meal at the restaurant 'La Bartavelle ' in the lovely nearby village of Goult. Karen's Mum has been staying with us and always enjoys a meal out and is really quite a goumet having eaten at many of the local restaurants...

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A link back to the past

  Since 2006 I have maintained a blog of our activity in the Luberon which includes photographs of the construction of our houses and gites, lots of pictures of the glorious scenery changing each season, lots of food and villages and us geting older!! Take a look...

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Good day/ bad day

    One last job to do was cut the grass before our first guests arrived, it started well, especially avoiding cutting this  gorgeous wild flower that appeared in the orchard from nowhere, and then my steering column (on the tractor) snapped ! no grass...

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Last day of March

Its the 31st March and a beautiful spring day in the Luberon and the weather is set fair for the forthcoming Easter weekend.

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