Celebrate: Win A Week In Provence
10 December 2016 | VA Notes Provence

Celebrate: Win A Week In Provence

Yes, WIN a week staying at Le Petit Bijou in gorgeous Saint Rémy de Provence.

This is the last week to enter, the winner will be announced on the 19th December.

Saint Rémy is a beautiful Provencal village in the heart of Provence. Le Petit Bijou, our “little jewel box” is a small house situated in the centre of the town. It is the perfect place to stay to explore the wonders of Provence and equally it is heaven to stop, relax and never leave the village.

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Celebrate: Win A Week In Provence
5 December 2016 | VA Notes Provence

Celebrate: Win A Week In Provence

Yes, a week staying at Le Petit Bijou in gorgeous Saint Rémy de Provence.

Saint Rémy is a beautiful Provencal village in the heart of Provence.
Le Petit Bijou, our “little jewel box” is a small house situated in the centre of the town.
It is the perfect place to stay to explore the wonders of Provence and equally it is heaven to stop, relax and never leave the village.

Here is how it works.
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On Location: A Good Year
21 June 2016 | VA Notes Provence

On Location: A Good Year

One of the most endearing features of A Good Year is the locations.

If you have a trip planned to Provence you might like to visit some of the areas where the movie was made.

A Good Year was filmed in the region of Provence called the Luberon.

And the dialogue,

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Where To Eat In Maussane-les-Alpilles
22 July 2015 | VA Notes Provence

Where To Eat In Maussane-les-Alpilles


Maussane-les-Alpilles, sitting on the other side of the mountains is one of the prettiest villages in Provence.


Yes, I am biased because I am based in the Alpilles mountain area. The truth is, whether you are experiencing the Luberon or the Alpilles, Provencal villages are truly glorious.


I am spoilt and can visit restaurants out of season; summer time we tend to stay close to home. The season is busy with visitors, the heat means shade and swimming are front of mind and in general there is a laziness that consumes.


Languid, is the word I would use to describe summer.

If you are visiting Saint Rémy de Provence, then Maussane-les-Alpilles is a must. The drive that cuts through the Alpilles mountains is spectacular and there are some wonderful restaurants to enjoy.

Life in Provence would not be the same without Bistro du Paradou

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Provence In Soft Focus
9 March 2015 | VA Notes Provence

Provence In Soft Focus

This last weekend in Provence, felt as if it were in soft focus.

The light in Provence is forever changing. It is often bright, sometimes subdued but always unique.

Restorative is the word that comes to mind; the light in Provence feels like a dose of goodness, an antidote to negativity and a positive force to make all things better.

A romantic interpretation, but if you were with me last weekend I feel sure you would agree.

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