Written by Emily Durand. Posted in Food & Wine in Provence, Provence History
Did the Popes Drink Wine?
Do we owe it to the popes in Avignon for having such great wine in the Provence today? Some may debate and they certainly weren’t the first to establish the Provencal vineyards, but there is no denying that the popes concentrated much of their time and energy into elaborating the quality and quantity of wine in Provence.
Written by Emily Durand. Posted in Off The Beaten Path, Provence History
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, we ventured to the first village just 10 minutes away. Oppede-le-Vieux.
Written by Emily Durand. Posted in Escorted Travel Perks
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?