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Gordes: Relics of Ancient Winemaking; Stone Cabins Called Bories Outfitted with Wine Vats Hollowed out of Rock

It began with a walk on a hot bright afternoon, before seeking shade to share a bottle of Châteauneuf du Pape. On a high wooded mountain top, which before it stretches across a valley the village of Gordes, stands a … Continue reading

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Gordes: L’Asphodèle (au lieu d’un Gite)

The sweeping views are glorious from L’Asphodèle, a uniquely-designed bed and breakfast nestled in the verdant “grand calme” a mile up the hill from Gordes, the iconic village of stone edifices ‘perched’ on the side of large hill. Upon your … Continue reading

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Summer Warm Wine Warning: Quaff the Region’s Red Wines at Proper Temps – 15-17°C / 59-63°F

Keep it cool! The Ice Bag is a red wine lover’s accoutrement du jour in the Southern Rhone. A summertime mis-en-scene: your waiter uncorks a bottle of red wine from a quality winery, one you ordered with conviction as a wine … Continue reading

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Luberon Eats: Four Casual Spots in the Calavon Valley

A tacit culinary assumption is that one does not dine posh everyday. Here are four budget-respecting joints in the Luberon to pop into this fall: Restaurant de la Gare, Quartier de la Gare, Bonnieux, Serves lunch only every day from … Continue reading

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Pizza in the Vaucluse: No Coupons, No Delivery, Just Fresh Provençal Taste

Provencal cuisine doesn’t depend entirely on elegance although cafes are less in number as are fast-food joints with the exception of populated towns as Avignon, Aix or Apt. As a respite from the haute bourgeois or the haute bohemian, pizza … Continue reading

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GORDES DINING: RENOVATED HIGH-SPIRITED ITALIAN RESTAURANT PIZZERIA LA CASA ROSARIO HOPPING WITH JAZZ IN JULY

Having redid and upgraded over and over again the interior and the menus of the wine bar restaurant L’Estaminet on the main square in Gordes over the course of 15 years, Pascal Gabetta has moved up in the world — … Continue reading

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PHOTO: MAURANE AT GORDES MUSIC FEST

Basics: On August 9, Maurane performed the songs of the late Claude Nougaro Maurane on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Maurane/11670671330

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GORDES FESTIVALS: ENTERTAINMENT AND WINE

The Gordes Festival of music and entertainment runs from August 3 to August 11 in a breathtaking amphitheater with stunning views of the Luberon valley. Non-French speakers may prefer the musical acts on August 6, 9 and 11. All performances … Continue reading

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PHOTO: GORDES CASTLE

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GORDES: COOL EATS AND ‘IT’ BAR

Opening this summer in Gordes are two places that are tucked away from the crowds where you can dine or drink: Casa Rosario Casual atmosphere and reasonable prices. Serving pasta and salads along with an excellent wine list. Terrace or … Continue reading

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