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Pays d'Aigues in the Luberon, Provence
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Les campaniles,
in each village,
defies le mistral.

For the Information of visitors to our region :
a rapid summary with noteworthy references :
During your stay according to the season you will receive concert/theatre programmes. restaurant menus and you will explore the colourful Provençal markets... and smell the sweet herbs : thyme, rosemary, laurel, garlic, basil .... all you need for a "soupe au pistou" !

Provence is renowned for its festivals : piano at la Roque d’Anthéron (a "Bossendorfer" upright piano is available for your practicing purposes at la maison bleue), theatre in Avignon, opera and concerts in Aix-en-Provence and Orange, recitals and chamber music in the cloisters of the Cistercian abbeys : Sénanque near Gordes and Sylvacane abbey on the banks of the Durance river.

Marché de Provence
The Pays d’Aigues which slopes down towards the valley of the Durance is the haunt of freshets, which spring from the mountain, spreading into the great bend in the river that stretches from Mérindol to Mirabeau.....

the Château de la Tour d’Aygues… water again, that supplies the étang de la Bonde - the moat of the ruined Renaissance Château de la Tour d’Aygues, which was once host to Catherine de Medicis.

  Ansouis crowned by its magnificent chateau occupied from 1264 to this day… by the de Pontevès de Sabran family. (well worth a visit)
André Estienne
Cadenet “the troglodyte”, proud of its “petit tambour d’Arcole” - drummer boy whose courage led Napoleon’s troups to a famous victory over the Austrians at Arcole... near Venice.
Vaugines, Pays d’Aigues, southern flank of the Luberon, altitude 375 m.
  its habitations suckled by the “Fontanilles” - rivulets -that issue from its side.
…the beauty of the Saint Bartholomew church with its secular plane trees, co-stars of the movie “Manon des Sources”;
Cucuron : fortifications, its pond, excellent restaurant “la Petite Maison”, the church Notre Dame de Beaulieu, belfrey, setting for the Giono movie “the hussard on the roof”, a land rich with olive trees, market gardens, lavender fields, and dazzling sunlight…
Lourmarin, with its Chateau, “Villa Medicis Provençal”, enjoys a year-long festival of concerts, lectures and exhibitions organized by a dynamic cultural foundation.
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