• Jill Barth

    Such a beautiful trip though the markets! I need a bigger basket:)

    I’m a fan of the St. Remy-de-Provence market (our Provençal home-away-from-home) and we are utterly charmed by the Eygalières market — and of course the local wine there (you know I love DTB!).

    Just lovely — gorgeous photos & delish details. Life is good!

  • Denise Rheault

    Wonderful article about Lourmarin. I too have read and enjoyed the Mayles adventures in the Luberon. When I found out many years ago that the BBC had created a mini series based on Peter’s books I had to have it. It arrived in the mail on a Saturday morning. I remember being so excited that I raced through the house to get to the TV to play the first episode…many …and I do mean many hours later my husband And I Finished viewing the last episode. I want to say that it was probably 12 to 15 episodes. We staggered out of the room blurry eyed and in love with the Luberon. Incredibly we watched the entire series again in one day about a month later. In the years since we have traveled to many Cities, Towns and villages in the South of France but never to Lourmarin and I can’t think why we never visited this iconic village of Peter Mayles musings. Thank you for describing it so beautifully. It makes me long for France and even more excited for our visit to Paris this May.

  • How fun to revisit some of my favorite markets, many of which I visited with you all! Mark and I have started re-reading Peter Mayle’s works – so enjoyable and the antithesis of those who tried to do the same about Tuscany.

  • Sarah Greenland

    We started visiting and staying in Lourmarin for our main holiday in 2012. We fell in love with the village and have been back every year since – twice in one year in fact! The market is a highlight and always make sure we have an extra few days added onto our usual 2 weeks so we can take full advantage of the fresh produce more than once during our stay. We are heading back there on 3 September for just over 2 weeks – can’t wait!