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A little postcard this time...

Cucuron is in the Vaucluse department, a splendid village in the heart of the Luberon regional Nature Park, set right at the foot of the Luberon mountain.
Cucuron is surrounded by slopes of grapevines and olive trees. There are several cooperatives in the village, including for wine and olive oil production. Indeed there are more than 200 farms in the area producing also cherries, melons, olives, and the Côtes du Luberon wines.
The present village dates from earlier than the 11th century and suffered a serious plague epidemic in 1720. Its primary features are a long pond (l'étang) that occupies its main square, the ruins of a medieval keep, and two churches, which can be seen in this photograph.

Cucuron features in two movies: A Good Year and The Horseman on the Roof (French: Le hussard sur le toit).

Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Focal length: 40mm

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