Aston Martin D811 Monaco Grand Prix 2017
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The Monaco Grand Prix 2017: An Action Packed Weekend

The 2017 Formula One World Championship season is fully underway, with the sixth fixture having taken place in Monaco from 25th-28th May 2017. Undoubtedly the highlight of the annual 20-race calendar, this year’s race didn’t disappoint. The sun was out in full force and the mood was jubilant. Some spectators …

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pétanque Cercle card
Expat LivingGuest Post

Pétanque the Story of Gaining Admission into a Circle of Trust in Provence

The following guest post is by Paul Shore the author of “Uncorked My Year in Provence.” Find out more about his book on pétanque and expat living here and visit his website here. Le Cercle in Saint-Paul de Vence International travellers and those who have relocated to live expat lives in …

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Domaine de Fontenille Vineyards
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Dream in French During a Stay at Le Domaine de Fontenille

The following is a  guest post by author Mary Kay Seales who enjoyed her stay at this luxury property, in Provence, with her two sisters. “Even one night at this place is an unforgettable experience.” Just a bit north of Aix-en-Provence near the tiny medieval village of Lauris is the …

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Table in Provence @Gingerandnutmeg
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRecipesTaste

A Recipe Collection from the South of France the Tastes of Provence – Recipe Index

There is no question that the food in Provence ranks highly in culinary circles for its “farm-to-table” style. The Mediterranean climate and arable soil are favourable towards the popular “eat local” philosophy. Produce found at authentic farmers’ markets follows the seasons, and fresh fruit arrives in waves during the harvest …

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Beginner's Guide French Riviera by Mary Kay Seales
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The Beginner’s Guide to the French Riviera: Stop Dreaming and Start Packing

Guest post by author Mary Kay Seales: Book Review: “The Beginner’s Guide to the French Riviera“ from French Press Travel Books 2016 After 17 years of traveling to the French Riviera, every summer, and one very interesting winter and spring, and after being the go-to person among my friends and colleagues for …

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Provence terrace without Sun Shades
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Enjoy Your Provençal Terrace at Any Hour of the Day with Made to Measure Sun Shades

Sun shades are a quintessential part of Provençal life. No holiday in the South of France would be complete without a top-class meal on the terrace of a bistro under elegant shade sails, or enjoying an aperitif during the last warm rays of the evening light beneath the sun shades …

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Visit Isle sur la Sorgue for a Touch of Venice in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Most people (read tourists) go to l’Isle sur la Sorgue for one of two reasons: The Sunday market – one of the largest in the region The 300+ antique stores and dealers Very few would go because they were expecting Venice in Provence. Ginger and …

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One Sip at a Time Book by Keith Van Sickle
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Learning to Speak French One Sip at a Time Book Review and Giveaway

Expat living is not for the faint of heart. Surrounded by a new environment, comfortable routines are gone, and even mundane daily tasks requires extra consideration and effort. Where to grocery shop? What are the best schools? What about health care? Add a foreign language and different cultural norms to …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste

Enjoying a Southern California Taste of Provence Menu With Friends

Occasionally, there are opportunities to connect with contributors in person, outside of “Perfectly Provence.” This week was one of those times. Provencal Connections in California On what was a bit like speed dating trip in Southern California my hubby and I drove to San Diego for one evening. The hook for …

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Discover the Perfectly Provence Contributors

Perfectly Provence is the name of this website; it is also a community of over 40 contributors each of whom has a personal connection to the region. The list includes expats who have chosen to make the South of France their home: Phoebe Thomas who writes about travel with kids, …

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