Tastes of Provence

Fig Tart Orange Flower Custard
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsRecipesTaste

When Life Gives You Figs – Make a Fig Tart with Orange Flower Custard

What is your go-to dinner party hostess gift? A bottle of wine of course is an easy option. Flowers are nice, but then the hostess needs to scramble to find a vase and arrange the bouquet, which might not be practical. This is what David shared in his post about …

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Roasted Carrot Soup @Masdaugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonRecipesSoupTaste

Celebrate Fall Soup with a Roasted Carrot Soup

It’s the curl up with a good book soup. Smooth and creamy roasted carrots star in this dish with garlic and onions. A great make ahead soup to share with friends too.

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Slow Roasted Rib of Beef @Masdaugustine
BeefGary and Jane LangtonMain CourseRecipesTaste

Hearty Fall Recipe with Slow Roasted Rib of Beef

Spend the day enjoying the wonderful aromas of what’s to come at dinner with this delicious slow roasted beef rib with a tangy mustard sauce. Sunday dinner at it’s finest.

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Restaurants Nice Restaurant Picks Nice Salad Nicoise
Restaurant ReviewsTasteViktorija Todorovska

A Foodie’s New Favorites Restaurants in Nice

Living in Nice allows me to re-visit my old restaurant favorites, which I still love, but also discover new interesting eateries, some traditional, others of other persuasions. Here are my top picks for good affordable food in Nice: A Buteghinna: Perched on the edge of Vieux Nice, this weekday lunch …

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Living in Provence

Fishing Sablet Lake
ExploreOur House in ProvenceUnique Experiences

Gone Fishing at the Lake of Sablet in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Michel: This summer, daughter Stephanie and family spent several weeks visiting us in Sablet. Her husband Earl and son Dylan love to fish together and hoped to fish while they were in Provence. Since I don’t fish, I didn’t know where to go, whether or not permits …

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Active ProvenceAixcentricExplore

What are the Tour de France 2018 Details and Route

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric; The Tour de France 2018 race will take place 7 – 29th July and the route has just been announced: not very good for Provence this time round but I suppose we have been spoiled in the past; and there will be a F1 Grand …

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Mediterranean Cruise Shore Excursions
Barefoot BloggerExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Mediterranean Cruise Shore Excursions: The French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: I’ve been asking Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France Tours to tell me all about her Mediterranean cruise shore excursions. There are several of you who have contacted the Barefoot Blogger for information. Read on and learn about going ashore along the French Riviera. Even …

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Penitents Chapels Nice Saint Sepulcre
Chiara OrlandiExploreProvencal History

Exploring the Four Chapels of the Penitents in Nice

The Penitents refers to a Christian movement dating back to the 4th century. During this time, those who confessed a grave sin were assigned a penance, a means by which your sin could be forgiven. This penance, assigned by a Bishop, could assume the form of repairing a church, helping the poor …

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Sunflowers Fields Provence
ExploreOur House in Provence

Sunflower Fields are Special Places of Beauty in Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: Friday, July 21, and we were on the road to find a good vantage point to watch the Tour de France near Lauris. As we drove toward the town of Orange to get on the A-7 autoroute, we came upon a huge field of sunflowers. …

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Renart Chantecler Foxes Roosters
ExploreMargo Lestz

Renart and Chantecler: Two Animals that Shaped French Culture and Language

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: A few months ago, I wrote about the Gallic rooster and how it became the symbol of France. Then William Bahr, an online friend with whom I share an interest in the French Revolution, asked me why the rooster was called Chantecler. This caused me to do a …

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