Posts Tagged "Provence"


Les Agnels Lavender Distillery Corn is boring. That’s one of our takeaways from Provence. We hate to speak ill of Brian’s native Illinois, but when you see the fields of Provence, you have to think┬áthose Provencal farmers have learned something about wonder and delight that their Illinoisan colleagues missed. In Illinois, there’s corn. In Provence, there are grapes. In Illinois, there’s more corn, as far as the...

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French Liqueurs in Provence

French Liqueurs in Provence


Posted By on Jul 26, 2016

French Liqueurs in Provence We spent three nights in the very small, somewhat sleepy, but unbelievably picturesque hilltop village of Bonnieux in Luberon. There are a lot of good things we could say about this tiny town: great views of the Provencal valley, short drives to fields of lavender and sunflowers, wineries at Renaissance chateaux just a walk away, a Tour de France stage within spitting distance. Perhaps our favorite thing...

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Drinking in the French Style As you may have noticed from our 2-week gap in posting, we had the enormous privilege and pleasure of spending the first half of July in France. It was our first trip there. We, of course, went into the trip with pretty high hopes. Why plan a trip to France otherwise? We’ve known a lot of people who’ve traveled to France, and not a single one of them has ever said, ‘The place is...

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