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Lourmarin: Les Olivettes (au lieu d’un Gite)

One might call it a B&B-extra special, more than a bed and more than a breakfast. The uniqueness of Les Olivettes, a luxuriously renovated Bastide on the fringe of Lourmarin, is that its six spacious apartments all have fully-equipped kitchens, … Continue reading

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Lourmarin: Thai Cuisine Squared – Cafe Phuket and Bamboo Thai at the Hotel Paradou

When you are in one of those can’t-even-go-to-the-market-and-don’t-want-to-cook moods, the choice of takeout or vegetarian takeout in the Luberon usually comes down to a local pizzeria. That is unless you are fortunate to find yourself in a gite or hotel … Continue reading

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Lourmarin: Peter Mayle’s Unavoidably Poignant Dedication to Winemaker Allen Chevalier in “The Marseille Caper”

When PVB commented on a restaurant mentioned in “The Marseille Caper,” a few readers inquired about the background of Allen Chevalier, the object of Peter Mayle’s unavoidably poignant dedication:  “To the loving memory of Allen Chevalier, A good friend who … Continue reading

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LA ROGUE D’ATHERON INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL: MULTIPLE VENUES IN THE REGION UNTIL AUGUST 22; FIVE EVENINGS IN LOURMARIN

“Bach est un dieu pour moi…Je crois que la musique est le seul art de créer une complicité profonde entre deux êtres.” Cioran, Entretiens.   Whereas most festivals in the region run their course by the end of July, La … Continue reading

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PETER MAYLE’S LOURMARIN MAISON SOLD: NEW HOME OUTSIDE THE SLUMBEROUS VILLAGE OF VAUGINES

Late last week a deal was cut: the sumptuous 18th– century Lourmarin residence of Peter Mayle was sold for around €6 million ($8.6M). The property of 14 acres has an olive grove, pool, ponds, gardens and shuttered privacy. There has … Continue reading

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PETER MAYLE MOVING ON: LOURMARIN HOME ON MARKET. WHERE TO NEXT?

In an article bylined by Orna Mulcahy in its Thursday edition, the Irish Times reports that Peter Mayle is pulling up stakes in Lourmarin and putting his sumptuous 18th– century house there on the market for €6 million ($8.163M). The … Continue reading

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