A Slice of Life in the Lubéron, Episode 150

Category: Provence

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Some people have all the luck: Heather Long got to spend a slice of life in the Lubéron and comes on the show to share her experiences and some delightful cultural misunderstandings that she experienced along the way.

In this episode we chat about restaurants and places she particularly enjoyed and why she recommends them. She also explains why you should not let yourself be intimidated by difference and that French people are a real and eager to get to know you and share their culture with you. Life in the Lubéron is simple and satisfying in ways that will surprise you.

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Discussed in this Episode

  • Lubéron
  • Ansouis
  • Lourmarin
  • Mérindol
  • Pertuis
  • Gorges de Régalons
  • Gordes
  • Vacqueyras
  • Gigondas
  • Cassis
  • les Calenques de Cassis
  • Marseille soccer
  • Cucuron
  • Bonnieux
  • Roussillon
  • Abbey de Sénanque
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Recommended in this Episode

Restaurants: Pizzeria Nonni in Lourmarin, L'Art Glacier in Ansouis Château la Dorgonne in La Tour d'Aigues, Château Constantin (now owned by William Chase in Lourmarin), La Perle de Jade Vietnamese restaurant in La Tour d'Aigues, La Cave à Aimé in Mérindol, Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Book: Footsteps - The Luberon and Surrounds

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Let's Review

The Lubéron has so much to offer, it's hard to put your finger on only a few reasons to go spend some time there. Heather tells wonderful tales of discovery and of making genuine connections with locals. She went through the obligatory confusion about how things work in France, which is always entertaining to Annie as a French person who expects all of those things. Most of us never get to live there, but we should at least visit, don't you think?

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