Written by Emily Durand. Posted in Provence History
Cavaillon history walk – hidden treasures in Provence
Yesterday morning, while walking the ancient Roman road near my house in Cavaillon I stumbled upon more than ancient ruins. Not just one, not just two but a handful of lavender plants here and there. Surrounded by pine trees, thyme and limestone blocks from the Roman quarry I couldn’t help to marvel at this hidden lavender holding on to its fading purple flowers as if to give the curious wanderer one more treasure before winter arrives.
On my hike, that I have often done but never guided by Annie Gaudin, historian at the Cavaillon Heritage Museum, I put together the pieces of my puzzle.
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?