ANSOUIS + MENERBES, PROVENCE.

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Even though I've dipped into autumnal content (with a bit of an autumn wardrobe rehash, and I'm actually really excited about sharing all the upcoming autumnal posts I have planned!), I've one last hurrah from Provence. And I think I've saved the best for last :)

Gordes often gets all the recognition and coverage of being (west) Provence's most beautiful village - we went, and it is very beautiful (as was everywhere we visited frankly - Provence is stunning) but I wanted to share a couple of spots that F and I fell in love with, that don't get quite as much press.





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Our visit to Ansouis was on a bit of a whim. We had a little gap in our schedule after visiting Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and spent a few minutes on our phones in the car, trying to find somewhere we could go that was roughly on the way to our next destination (dinner at Domaine de Fontenille). I hate to take the credit but... ;) So off we went on our merry way.

And it ended up being our favourite place of the entire trip.

A really sleepy, beautiful village, Ansouis sits on a little hill in the Luberon, north of Aix-en-Provence (and it's stunning markets).

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Outfit details

Polka dot dress (sold out but similar hereanother here and a more affordable option here), Nude ballet flats, Tortoiseshell sunglasses, Rose gold watch, Straw bag (from Provence, similar here), Red lippie (Red Carpet Red).


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We made a slow meander up through it's windy streets, stopping awhile to admire the quaint, architectural details; French blue shutters, teeny, narrow passageways, pale golden stonework covered in leafy climbers.


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We seemed to naturally gravitate towards the top of the village, atop which sits a 12th century chateau and the most beautiful view..

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Another of Provence's villages that doesn't receive as much attention as it might deserve is Menerbes.

We spent a short and fleeting visit but it's a stunning spot. Again, delightfully quiet, quaint, lined with more plane trees whose leaves shimmered chartreuse in the evening rays.

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Outfit details



Whilst in the role of makeup bag in this post, my Lavandou pouch from Elizabeth Scarlett made the perfect evening clutch here in Menerbes - I couldn't love it anymore!

It was just starting to chill ever so slightly, the perfect excuse to whip out a breton tee, white blazer and go the whole French-hog with my attire.

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Provence is definitely one of the most beautiful places F and I have been - a real must for those that enjoy a slower pace of life, great food, sublime produce, and spectacular views. You can catch up with our entire journey here if you so wish :)


xx

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  1. Oh Wow! What a great place to accidentally discover! It honestly looks like such a picturesque village with real character.

    Your outfits are all so lovely and chic; absolutely perfect for your time in France.

    missbeautysaver.com | Bloglovin' <3

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  2. I love that dress in the first pictures!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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