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The Purple Lavender fields in Provence

The purple lavender fields in Provence – who can resist them? Three weeks ago I left for a long weekend in Provence, my third time in a row to see the lavender fields. The previous times I went to…

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Weekend in Provence

My weekend in Provence. The first day I spent together with a very nice couple I got to know at La Vudèle. We went to Moustiers Sainte Marie where we visited the market, had the obligatory lavender ice cream…

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Lavender is the Soul of Provence

The French writer, Jean Giono, once said “Lavender is the soul of Provence”, and I can nothing but agree. And I feel fortunate living in France and being close the the amazing lavender fields in Provence. In mid-July I…

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Lavender

“As Rosemary is to the Spirit, so Lavender is to the Soul” Provence with its vast lavender fields sunset <3 We could say summer is officially is over and it has passed so fast. Perhaps because I never took…

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Organic dinner in Provence

If Claudia would open up a restaurant in Paris you would have seen me there every single day. That’s how much I loved her food :-) On my last evening she had prepared a delicious risotto (that she had…

Gorges du Verdon
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Gorges du Verdon

The Gorges du Verdon was definately one of the highlights during my holidays in Provence. Deep, wild and beautiful, the 21 km long Verdon river runs through breathtaking narrow rock walls. Hiking along it for a while before a…

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Quinson

On my last, and second day, I went for hiking. I followed a path from La Vudèle, passed by the village Quinson, heading to the Gorges du Verdon….. The beautiful village Quinson is situated in a valley surrounded by…

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Pool with a view

When Claudia and Jim e-mailed me a few days upon my arrival, to their home La Vudèle, telling me I should bring my swimwear if I wanted to enjoy their pool at their other house near the village Puimoisson I…

Marché de Riez
Food & recipes Provence

Marché de Riez

Best way of buying food is doing it straight from the local farmers, that is why I simply LOVE going to the organic market in Paris every weekend. Truly the highlight of my week. Imagine how happy I got…

Food & recipes Provence

Le petit-déjeuner à La Vudèle

Le petit-déjeuner (breakfast) at La Vudèle was such a wonderful treat that I still dream about all the delicacies I was served. In the morning I was waken up by swallows and sparrows singing outside my window..how neat wasn’t…

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Cute buddies in nature

A few photos of some cute buddies or insects, if you prefer calling them that,  I was seeing on my way when having a walk around La Vudèle in Provence. Enjoy! Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s…

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La Vudèle – Organic holidays in Provence

La Vudèle, the name of a small area close to the village Quinson but also the name of the house where I was staying during my holidays in Provence. In the photo above you can see the century-old farmhouse…

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Off to Provence !

Tomorrow morning I will be heading to Provence! What I have longed to make this trip! This handmade Panama hat I bought last weekend on the organic market in Paris will accompany me (and save my delicate scalp from…

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