Provence Information -
Provence is a land of romantic villages, hectare upon hectare of Provence vineyards. Everywhere you turn: historic towns, Provence markets, romantic restaurants. Here is a little Provence info - all within one hour driving from La
Carpentras - do not miss the open market on Fridays and the brocante –
an open market for old but not very old stuff and knickknacks
- on Sundays.
here for the site for Carpentras.
Dentelles de Montmirail. From Carpentras and la Peyriere,
you can see les Dentelles de Montmirail. A fabulous place to hike,
for a picnic and just enjoy nature. Les Dentelles is on the way
to the wine area (Gigondas, Beaume de Venise, etc).
here for more Provence info on les Dentelles.
Mazan - small town, quiet, excellent baguettes
in the morning - very close to La Peyriere - great for a stroll
with its old streets, town square - very traditional.
Avignon - the most famous city, once home of
the popes, still with the famous Pont d'Avignon, huge shopping
area, ancient ruins, festivals, and with the Rhone river running
through it. Click here for more Avignon Provence info:
The Popes Palace in Avignon:
Close to Gordes, l’Abbaye de Senanque.
There used to be a web page, but it's not up at the moment.
Roussillon (Elsa’s favorite) - color, history, natural beauty.
For more Provence info on Rousillon:
Uzes - the old spice market is superb and the
ice cream store on the market has the best lavender ice cream.
On the way to Usez you can visit le Pont du Gard (you need to click on the British flag to get the English version):
Sault - on the slope of Mt Ventoux – known
for its lavender fields and also known as the best place to buy nougat. Marvellous for an afternoon stroll.
On the way to Sault take the road along Gorges de la Nesque – breathtaking and at its best at sunset. Romantic and also some scary twists and turns.
Baux de Provence - one of my favorites - a bit more than
one hour driving from La
Peyriere. Click here for Provence info on Les Baux:
Orange - with a large Roman amphitheater:
Nimes - also with a large Roman amphitheater:
Vaison la Romaine - a must for those who like
L'Isle sur la Sorgue - each Sunday the town has
an open market just for antiques. Many believe no trip to Provence is complete without a visit:
A few kms from l’isle sur la Sorgue is Fontaine
de Vaucluse - while there do not miss the paper factory.
Paper is made in front of you using a process dating back centuries.
to the earliest ways paper was made in France. Click here for more Provence info on Fontaine de Vaucluse:
Nyons (famous for its olive oil):
Luberon - Parc du Luberon:
Ste Marie de la Mer:
May 24-25 + nearest Sunday to Oct 22,
do not miss the Gypsy
who are we and how did we get started with La Peyriere,
stone villa with pool in the heart of Provence?
part of an adventure neither of us ever imagined.
Philippe worked in senior management, Elsa as a professor.
And then we decided to take on La Peyriere.
We are planning to write much on this - but for now just to say
we have met great guests and intend to stay with La Peyriere
for a long time.
more of Philippe's experience of Provence,
you can turn to his articles,
Provence - Tamed and Wild and
Provence - Mistral Wind of Wrath.
Provence Info on romantic Provence villages,
Provence markets, living in Provence.
Click here for information on where to go,
what to see. Romantic Rousillon, Gordes,
Les Baux de Provence, Avignon.
info and links on
Rousillon, Avignon, Gordes,
Les Dentelles de Montmirail, plus.
Gorges de la Nesque, Les Baux de Provence,
Orange, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Camargue,
Fontaine de Vaucluse, plus.
to a wealth of Provence info.
touring, romantic attractions,
activities for children,
romantic villages, artists,
Places to see, things to do, plus.
villa avec piscine, au coeur de la Provence
villa with pool, in the heart of Provence
go from Provence Info to La Grande Peyriere
(2-brm, also available as 3-brm - for 2-8),
a Provence villa with pool, click here.
go to La Petite Peyriere
(1-brm - for 2-4), a Provence villa will pool,
For La Pichoun(ette) (1-brm,
also available as studio - for 2-4),
Vaucluse holiday vacation rental house, click here.
For an overview of La Peyriere,
Vaucluse holiday vacation home
near Avignon, Carpentras, Mont Ventoux,
Peyriere - Provence villa with
in the heart of Provence
stone villa with large pool, 2-acre wooded property, lavender around
the house, vineyards and olive groves just outside the property. Beautiful
inside and out. Provence colors and decor - warm ochres, earthy reds,
vibrant blues and yellows, plus many Provence antiques. Charm, warmth,
peace, tranquility in this Vaucluse holiday house near Mont Ventoux,
Carpentras, Avignon, Mazan and more.
Plus every modern comfort.
Peyriere, Provence villa with pool, massive stone walls and large windows
with blue shutters. This typical Vaucluse holiday house has a large
pool. It's surrounded by flowering shrubs. Plus it has central heating
(also electrical heaters) and full modern appliances. It's on a plateau
on the foothills of Mt. Ventoux.
UNITS - Provence villa with pool
unit with private entrance and private terrace
on a separate side of the stone house
Peyriere - Provence villa with pool,
lg wooded property. Every comfort. 3 private units. Holiday vacation
rental house -
Vaucluse, Avignon, Carpentras, Mont Ventoux.
Vineyards just outside the gate.
acre wooded property. Fully private units -
private terrace on separate side of the house.
in the heart of Provence
Tel: +33 6 74 19 36 12
Tel: +1 802 323-1030
(Skype online number)
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yet Provence info
enough to make plans
enough to imagine
enough to begin
the voyage to Provence
land of contrasts
land of vineyards
land of work
land of dreams
ruins in each village
the Romans left traces
popes crusades Middle Ages
old battles, old wars
a harsh land
a kind land
le pont d'Avignon
with any luck
leads to wandering days
of looking, enjoying
with Provence info
a guide not a road
where to begin?
what will tomorrow bring?
it may bring the wild lands
it may bring villages
it may bring doing nothing
less can be more
a new page
the Dark Ages
an old land
an alive land
yours to explore
7 , 2007
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