At Large in the Luberon To the north of Aix-en-Provence lies an east-west ridge of mountains called the Luberon, and dotted around this ridge are numerous villages set in vineyards and occasional other crop fields. Those familiar with the works of Peter Mayle will know this is the area he introduced to the world when […]

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Sur le Pont d’Avignon Today a trip to Avignon, home of the famous bridge leading nowhere. It’s a couple of hours’ drive from Aix, where we were staying for a four-day break with my mother and her travelling companion George. My job for the week was driving the rented car. I can say I was […]

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A week in Provence At the start of the year I had a phone call from my mother to ask if I would take her on holiday for a week at the end of March. Although widowed twice and in her late 80’s she is still in good health, and with her travelling companion George takes […]

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