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6 things to do with children in Provence

Added on February 2nd 2017 — Churches and Castles, hikes and walking, Latest news, Luberon, Museums

6 things to do with children in Provence

Provence is a delight for the senses – lavender, limestone, herbs and wine, under a brilliant blue sky. And it’s a place that lends itself to exploration – there are endless caves, castles, villages and hidden secrets to be found. Perfect for adventures with children! Here are 6 of our favourites, mainly in the Luberon: … Read more »

Cycling in the Luberon – and up Mont Ventoux

Added on May 14th 2015 — Active, cycling, Latest news, Luberon

Cycling in the Luberon - and up Mont Ventoux

Cycling in the Luberon is fantastic, with quiet windy roads for the roadies and fantastic singletrack and fireroads for the off-roaders. In the interests of accurate research, I’ve been trying to do a little of both and can heartily recommend either. In the bottom of the valley, running between Coustellet and Apt is an “Avenue … Read more »

How the Vaucluse got its name

Added on February 27th 2015 — Churches and Castles, Luberon, Museums, Restaurants

How the Vaucluse got its name

The heart of the Vaucluse holds the secret to its name: an enormous, powerful river that starts from a sinkhole beneath high limestone cliffs in a blind, closed valley. The volume of water coming out of the ground varies with the weather but is always enough to generate a river from apparently nothing, springing from … Read more »

Are you an active person? Do you like cycling and walking? Then we have lots to offer you in Provence.

Added on February 18th 2015 — Active, cycling, hikes and walking, Things to do

Are you an active person?  Do you like cycling and walking?  Then we have lots to offer you in Provence.

The Luberon National Park in the Vaucluse region of Provence is a scenic area of forested slopes, mediaeval hilltop villages, castles, ancient ochre mines and Roman sites. Its narrow country lanes, and rocky, rugged terrain are a haven for cyclists. For the most dedicated amongst you the infamous Mt Ventoux is nearby, for those who … Read more »

Abbaye de Thoronet

Added on February 10th 2015 — Churches and Castles, Food and Wine

Abbaye de Thoronet

The Abbaye of Thoronet was the first Cistercian monastery in Provence, so most of the buildings date from the 12th century. They exhibit that classical calm and stripped down elegance that much 12th century religious architecture has. A meditative clarity that is refreshing and restorative for those of us surrounded by adverts, traffic and noise. … Read more »

A winter walk around Buoux

Added on February 10th 2015 — Active, hikes and walking, Things to do

A winter walk around Buoux

This is a beautiful walk that one could happily do in spring – or even in the full heat of summer, as the latter part of the walk is down a narrow and shaded valley, and the first part is higher than most of the valley so should still provide some respite. I happened to … Read more »

Flipkey Excellence

Added on March 12th 2014 — Latest news, Things to do

Flipkey Excellence

We’re very proud to have received the Gold Top Vacation Rental 2013 award on Flipkey, as well as having been rated Excellent by our guests! Here’s to a great 2014…! Invitation to Tuscany Ltd