Tarascon Castle Provence
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Reasons to Visit Tarascon a Castle and Legend of a Monster in Provence

Previously posted on Ginger & Nutmeg: The Heart of Darkness or Niger Focus (later Nerluc) might have been an appropriate name for the hamlet located on the shores of a murky, swampy river. The muddy, opaque waters fueled rumours cultivating the nightmares of residents who asked was the beast: A huge …

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Discover Orgon Village Alpilles views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreProvencal HistoryVillages

Discover Historic Orgon the Charming Village Beyond the N7

Orgon is a Provencal town with a reputation problem. To appreciate the town’s history and its dramatic natural backdrop, on the edge of the Alpilles, you need to veer off the Route Nationale 7 (N7) and stroll through the old streets to discover the charms of Orgon. Steady vehicle traffic …

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Culinary Holidays Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottCooking ClassesTasteTrips and Tour Guides

Explore these Options for Culinary Holidays in Provence

Provence’s natural beauty, rich cultural history and agreeable weather are some of the many reasons that one might choose to visit the region. However, it is the food and wine that will make you want to come back time and again. This article outlines a variety of available options for …

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Ouvrage Boutique Aix-en-Provence
BoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-AbbottIdeas for GiftsShopping Ideas

Ouvrage Boutique Made in France Architecture and Design Meet in Aix-en-Provence

Sébastian and Agnes Krier shared the following about their architecture and design boutique, “Ce lieu ne pouvait que s’appeler Ouvrage: ce qui est produit par l’ouvrier, l’artisan ou l’artiste, le résultat du travail de ses mains et donc son œuvre.” This place could not be called anything but “Ouvrage.” The …

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Christmas Traditions 13 Desserts of Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

Discover the Tradition of the 13 Desserts of Christmas in Provence

This post was previously published by Cook’n with Class in Uzès. A buffet table laden with 13 desserts! How could the French be so smug as to think that North Americans with our turkey-centric Christmas dinners, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and a variety of sides are excessive? Or so …

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Breathtaking Provence Tour Culinary Travel
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Why You Should Explore Breathtaking Provence this Fall

Provence in Autumn Almost anyone with an artistic eye – photographers, painters, Instagrammers – love Provence for its beautiful light. Famous artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gaugin Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso all captured the ever-changing luminosity on their canvases. Provence is glorious in any season, however during …

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Lumières des Alpilles JF Galeron
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-AbbottPhotographers

Capturing Provencal Beauty in Photos Lumières des Alpilles

Local photographer Jean François Galeron shared that taking photos for his book Lumières des Alpilles was not difficult. Completing a photo journal dedicated to his corner of Provence was a project he had contemplated for over 30 years. The hard part was culling thousands of images into a stunning 212-page collection. …

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Rebecca Ronane Network Provence Holiday Retreats
Expat LivingProvence Lifestyle

Interview with Rebecca Ronane: Networking and Personal Development in Provence

This article was previously published on the Global Living Magazine website (October 13, 2017). Lavender, grapevines and a Mediterranean climate. Living in Provence sounds nothing short of magical. However, behind the glorious visuals, there are the lives of expats facing day-to-day realities that include jobs, commutes, schools and, for many, …

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Book Review Drawing Lessons
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Book Review Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands a Journey in Provence

Lunch with a girlfriend is always a treat, but the chance to visit with Patricia Sands twice during her stay in Provence was a gift. On the first occasion, we met at Cuisine de Comptoir, in Arles, a down-to-earth restaurant that serves tartines (open face sandwiches) on pain Poilâne (a …

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Provence During Autumn Emotional Escapes
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So Many Things to do in Provence During Autumn

Originally published on Emotional Escapes Blog: Being in Provence during Autumn is magical. Nature and landscapes always change. Just for the pleasure of the eyes, for your feed Instagram or for the photo album memories, where you can find the field of lavender or poppies, the deserted beach, the flamingos …

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