Tag Archives: Provence

More Odds & Ends from France

ANSOUIS, France — We’ve settled in the Provence countryside in a B&B, Un Patio en Luberon, set in a house dating back to the 1600s. It’s hot outside, but the thick walls and a fan help.  Only today we had one small … Continue reading

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How to make that French vacation more affordable

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France — Even in this country of wine and romance, a little practical sense can make your vacation a lot more fun.  Or, to put it another way, why drop $4 on a Coke when you can save it … Continue reading

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In the French countryside, the kindness of strangers often surprises

LOURMARIN, France — Kathy was buying a pretty pair of amethyst earrings at an open market here when my cell phone rang.  It was our daughter Betsy with an update on Dylan, our grandson, just 10 days old, whom we’ll … Continue reading

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Sometimes travel is a state of mind

VAISON-LA-ROMAINE, France — The best days as a tourist are rarely served up whole in guidebooks or on tours. You  discovers them yourself. We were reminded of that Wednesday, when we drove to Buis les Baronnies, a  sweet village of … Continue reading

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