We thoroughly enjoyed this tour of the villages of the Luberon. We had traveled to this area before but loved learning about more villages we were not familiar with, as well as gaining greater depth on ones we were familiar with! As always, this Context Conversation had the same feel as being there with a Context guide. We would highly recommend this Context Conversation and Pamela Morton!
A fascinating and wonderful lecture. Pamela was actually our guide many years ago when we did a tour of Aix en Provence. It was fun to revisit old memories of these beautiful villages.
Not really a review, but a note that we very much enjoyed and learned from this well-prepared lecure. And, reminisced some, thinking that it would be good to get back to Provence and have Pamela be a guide.
I was very happy with this presentation. I lived in Gordes for about a year in 1994-1995 and knew some things about the area but not from a scholarly, intellectual perspective. I rented a gite from a farmer on the outskirts of Gordes. I had almond trees in my front yard and a view of the valley that was breath taking. One very special morning I woke up about 6am and the sun was a beautiful warm butter yellow. I got coffee and went to the overlook along the entrance road to the village. There I met many of my neighbors with their coffee and the same look of wonder and awe on their faces. I finally understood what Monet, Picasso and so many other painters meant when they talked about the special light in the Provence.
It was so fun to see and hear how things are now from someone living and working there. Made me want to return for a month and visit the places I knew.
A well- organized virtual tour of the area in southern France with a helpful review of the geography as a basis for visiting the chosen villages and famous sites. Enjoyed and learned a lot about some famous people who called this area their home at some point in their lives which stimulated interest in their works. The photos were beautiful and helped with points made and the sidebar stories made these places all so real (at a time when we can not visit).