Le Mont Ventoux

Known as the Giant of Provence, standing at 1912 metres, Le Mont Ventoux is on the bucket list of many athletes and cyclists. The route from our house & gites takes you to the top via Sault. This is about 24 kilometres.  Leaving home at 375 metres high you will...

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Looking to treat yourselves?

We are always on the look out for restaurants that stand out with great food, service & ambience. Somewhere perhaps for a treat on a special occasion. L'Arôme in Bonnieux has it all. It's especially nice inside set into an old 'cave' with attractive decor and...

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Our new team members Floyd & Cassie Aug 2019

Many of our regular guests will have met our cats Matisse, Splodge & Ginger. Sadly over the last three years each one past away after wonderful long lives here. After a short period with out cats we missed their presence so carefully embarked on finding suitable...

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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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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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