Joucas—My Favorite Village of the Luberon

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Just the name Joucas alone is pretty. There is something about this village, some je ne sais quoi, that just makes it mine. I could imagine myself living here. It’s quiet, peaceful, scenic, charming, pretty. Yet, it’s not far from the shops and restaurants in Gordes, Goult, and Roussillon.

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Joucas is a little perched village with just a small épicerie and a fantastic bistrot. The cobblestone walkways winding through the village along with the blue shutters against the ancient stone walls just ooze charm. Joucas is an artists’ retreat.

Le Bistrot la Terrasse is spectacular at night with the enchanting views of the Luberon, the cypress trees, the vineyards, the gentle Provençal breeze, and the village of Roussillon all lit up from afar. The food at the bistrot is very good and reasonably priced, from the omelettes and pommes frites to the plat du jour. Yet, it’s the intoxicating view at sunset that beckons one to return. Come September the bistrot is only open for lunch. It could be combined with a visit to the nearby village of Lioux for a hike either before or after lunch. We had no problem at the very end of August getting a table for lunch or in the evening without a reservation, but I think people are catching on to this place. So reservations are highly recommended.

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À bientôt!

2 thoughts on “Joucas—My Favorite Village of the Luberon

  1. Pingback: Séguret—A Jewel of the Rhône Valley | Cobblestone and Vineyards

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