Villa Rental of the Week Mas des Cerisiers

Provence Villa Rental of the Week Mas des Cerisiers   Only Provence villa rental of the week is Mas des Cerisiers located in Bonnieux Provence. For anyone visiting Provence, the village of Bonnieux is on the top of the to-do list.  Dating back to Roman times, this spectacular village perched on the edge of a […]

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Pistou Recipe

Pistou is an infinitely adaptable condiment from Provence. A classic pistou consists of four simple ingredients: basil, garlic, olive oil and salt, but is quite accommodating to various herbs or the addition of nuts and/or cheese (which would make it more akin to Italy’s pesto). […]

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Aperitif – One of Life’s Small Pleasures of French Lifestyle

Perhaps my favorite French custom is l’heure de l’apéritif, a time to transition between the day’s activities and the evening meal with a beverage and a few nibbles. Apéritif, derived from the Latin aprire, meaning ‘to open’, is designed to open up the palate and stimulate the appetite. A light alcoholic beverage and a few […]

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Villa Rentals Provence

Villa Rentals Provence   Le Mas de Gancel Farmhouse, 9 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 18-20.This beautifully renovated and decorated villa for rent located at the foot of the Luberon Mountain range in the heart of Provençe, 25 minutes from either Aix-en-Provençe or Avignon. Come and truly discover life in Provençe by renting this exceptional Air […]

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Villa Rubis

Villa Rubis is a beautiful luxury villa rental located St Tropez. This property has an ideal location and is only a ten minute walk along the seaside to the village. The Villa Rubis is impeccable and very comfortable, with a beautiful heated pool overlooking the St Tropez Bay with terraces all around the house, each […]

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Mas des Imberts Villa

  This vacation villa rental in Gordes is located near the village of Gordes France. Mas des Imberts villa is traditional Provencal farmhouse style that sits on seven private acres with spectacular views of Luberon mountains. This vacation villa in the South of France is 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms sleeps 12 for your holiday rental. […]

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Grape Harvest In Provence

 Visiting Provence during the Grape Harvest: During the months of September through beginning of October, Provence undergoes a strange transformation–as if awakening from a sleepy cicada buzzing summer snooze to bubbling anticipation of something very important.  Slowly one notices activity within the vineyards that for months have been left alone to bask in the summer […]

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Le Prieure du Chateauneuf Customer Review

Only Provence Review for le Prieure du Chateauneuf The house in Chateauneuf was absolutely beautiful. We loved the home, the grounds, the location, and the owner. It was elegant and beautiful, yet comfortable and very thoughtfully set up. It felt like staying in the home of a good friend. We appreciated how well-stocked the kitchen […]

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Jumping the Picket Fence Light Through the Cracks

Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon,, and Amazon.Fr.