Cooking Class Aix en Provence with Provence Gourmet @CuriousProvence @ProvenceCook
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Cooking Class Aix en Provence with Provence Gourmet

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Provence Gourmet This autumn, I was lucky to be able to participate in one of Gilles Conchy’s cooking classes in Aix en Provence. Gilles leads English cooking classes in Aix en Provence, Eygalières, and Marseille. Each class focuses on Provençal cooking, with a particular …

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Saint Saturnin les Apt @CuriousProvence
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Winter Day Out in Provence to Visit Saint Saturnin les Apt

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I love exploring Provence in the winter. It’s quiet and you can linger in the streets of small towns to appreciate the little details such as potted plants adorably shoved onto windowsills. Or, the particular stunning shade of peach on a weather-beaten shutter. Provencal …

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Marseille Vieux Port @CuriousProvence
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Gastronomic Weekend in Marseille (à la Marocaine)

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I have always heard great things about Moroccan hospitality. However, I was still surprised when Asma, French Moroccan blogger of Culture Cherifienne, invited me to her home in Marseille for a weekend. We had never met but soon become acquainted through a common excitement …

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Mimosa in February @CuriousProvence
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February Events in Provence: Mimosa and Sea Urchins

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Despite it being February, the coast of France bordering on the Mediterranean becomes bright yellow during this time of year. Acacia dealbata. Or, known in the florist trade as Mimosa. If you’ve never seen this growing in the wild, now is your chance. This spectacular …

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Renovation in Provence #ExpatLiving @CuriousProvence
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DIY Stores and Builders Merchants in France

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: It can be difficult to find stores near you in a foreign country. Your common knowledge of simple store names just isn’t there. If you’re renovating a house in France, depending on where you’re located, this is where you’ll find your building materials: DIY Stores …

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Book in Bar Aix en Provence
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Reference List for Meeting Expats in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I can’t speak for the entirety of France but if you’re looking for expats in Provence here are a few suggestions. When I first moved to France I had it in my head that I would only meet French people. I soon learned that …

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How to Renovate in France on a Budget @CuriousProvence
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How to Renovate in France on a Budget

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: How to Renovate in France on a Budget So you’ve bought your fixer-upper in France. The romanticism of Peter Mayle has snared you into the dream (or perhaps my blog?). You’re not a millionaire but you’ve got essentially a ruin of stones to work …

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Tellines a la Persillade @CuriousProvence
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Tellines à la Persillade, a simple market dish

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Tellines (pronounced tellEEne) There was a little commotion yesterday morning at Saint Remy de Provence market. Gilles, the oyster and mussel vendor, placed a large tub of tellines at the front of his stall. First to notice, with coffees in hand at 8 am, …

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Merry Christmas from Provence @CuriousProvence
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Merry Christmas from Provence!

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The cafes are full inside and out today in Provence as everyone enjoys the mild weather. The baker is furiously making fougasse/pompe à l’huile for tomorrow, the local epicerie can’t seem to keep fresh medjool dates (that melt in your mouth!) and clementines on the …

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Provence Prestige @curiousprovence
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Provence Prestige Blog Trip: Atelier Arterra

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Une Journée de Découverte à Marseille Curious Provence is one of the official bloggers for Provence Prestige in Arles. My Provence, working with Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme, hosted a blog trip last weekend in Marseille and the Camargue. I was proud to be the only anglophone out …

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