Postcards from Provence – Roussillon

Several years ago I read the book ‘A Year in Provence’ by Peter Mayle. He also wrote ‘A Good Year’ which became a movie starring Russell Crowe & Marion Cotillard. Not the best movie ever, but the scenery of Provence is to die for!  Flash forward to this summer and I knew we had to spend a few days in the Luberon region where he spent a lot of his time. One of my favorite little towns in this region was Roussillon. Yes, it’s touristy. And no, there isn’t a whole lot to do. But it is so colorful and cheerful it is definitely worth a stop for a few hours if you’re in the area. Here is my recommended itinerary if you do happen to visit this tiny village – stroll, eat lunch, stroll, have ice cream, stroll drink an aperitif, stroll, pop into an art gallery… you get the point.

So without further ado, here are my Postcards from Roussillon.

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Luberon Luberon Lavender Ice creamI had to try the lavender ice cream since we were in the land of lavender fields! And I have to say it was really good! Give it a try if you’re in the South of France!

More posts on Provence to come!

Bon Voyage!





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  1. 9.30.15
    Anne said:

    I always send a postcard to my friend’s little boy who is really into geography and he is only 7! I want to keep his travel lust alive before the Xbox generation kicks in. I have to pass down my love of travel to random friends’ children because my own step-kids really aren’t that interested!! If it doesn’t involve sun, sunbeds and nightlife, it is not for them…but then hey, I was the same when I was a teenager!

    Looks lovely….reminds me of what I loved about France when I was living there. Quaint villages, good food and awesome wine! In fact, I need to jump on a plane right now…

    • 10.1.15

      That’s so sweet of you, Anne! I hope his parents save them for him to see when he’s older too! Yah, teenagers are tough to impress!;) Where in France did you live? xo

      • 10.1.15
        Anne said:

        I lived in Alsace on the German border. It was stunning! Would highly recommend it for awesome wine, stunning scenery and picture postcard villages.

        • 10.1.15

          Ooh, nice! I’ve seen photos of Alsace and it looks gorgeous! You lucky duck!