From valley to hilltop in the Luberon
The Automne colors were just starting to turn when I had the privilege to take Larry and Kathy on a tour through the Luberon valleys and hilltops.
From their hotel near Gordes (La Bastide de Voulonne), we ventured to the first village just 10 minutes away. Oppede-le-Vieux.
Lavender in Provence
Lavender in Provence is definitely something you want to put on your bucket list of places to go and things to see. The palette of deep purples to vibrant blues often against an 11th or 12th century architectural design or village is, needless to say, breath taking.
However, here’s the hitch: the four corners of the world know about it today. Each year, the Provencal lavender bloom attracts thousands, and thousands of visitors. So where does that leave you?
Is it really possible to go somewhere and let time stand still around me. They say in Provence things move at a slower pace. I remember what Peter Mayle wrote about Provence in A Good Year:
There is nowhere else in the world where you can keep busy doing so little and enjoying it so much.