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Churches, Castles and great places to visit in and around Provence

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 »

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 »

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 »