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Cafe Marly at the Louvre in Paris
Relax with a glass of wine at Cafe Marly overlooking the pyramid entrance to the Louvre.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Best of Provence: Lourmarin
Lourmarin’s winding narrow streets are lined with stone houses painted in shades of ochre and beige. It has a Renaissance chapel and both Catholic and Protestant churches. The village lies at the foot of the Luberon Mountain range which is covered with pine and oak trees. Surrounding the village are olive groves and vineyards. Although French vacationers discovered this little village years ago, it’s now popular with foreign tourists. Its renovated château is the site of frequent concerts and exhibits. Visitors have quite a few cafés and restaurants to choose from, and it’s become the gastronomic capital of the area. It’s a lovely town with much to offer, and a great base for touring some of the prettiest towns of Provence. For more on Lourmarin, check out Open Road's Best of Provence and the French Riviera by Andy Herbach
Andy Herbach is the author of several Open Road guides, including Best of Paris, Best of Provence, and Best of Spain. He is the co-author of the Eating & Drinking Series of menu translators and restaurant guides, including Eating & Drinking in Paris, Eating & Drinking in Italy, and Eating & Drinking in Spain. Andy is a lawyer and resides in Milwaukee.