Luberon: a paradise regained

An inspiration to writers and filmmakers, this area of Provence could be even more bountiful for wine lovers

4th December, 2016
Rows of vines in Luberon, a region to the south of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and to the north of Provence

In Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence, he portrayed the Luberon part of Provence as a sleepy, earthly paradise of shimmering heat, strong shadows, dusty roads and fields of impossibly beautiful lavender bushes stretching up to the deep blue, cloudless sky.

He vastly undersold its beauty and its allure. When Ridley Scott, for the film A Good Year, was looking for an otherworldly vision of beauty, the kind that could lure a jaded...

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