Curious Histories Provence Margo Lestz
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New Book: Curious Histories of Provence: Tales from the South of France

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Hello Everyone, I’m happy to announce that my latest book, “Curious Histories of Provence: Tales from the South of France“ is now published. Ahh, Provence… that magical place in the south of France. It fills our minds with images of lazy, sunny days sitting …

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James Jaulin young princess
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James Jaulin one of the Artists of Le Thor

Discover another Le Thor artist: James Jaulin spent decades as an antiquaire (a dealer in antiquities) traveling the world in search of rare and beautiful treasures.  He now travels the world as a photographer, capturing the beauty of life through his lens. So what does he consider himself to be …

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Musee Reattu Arles photography exhibitions
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International Photography Exhibitions in Provence Head over to Arles

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: There are quite a few photography exhibitions  on in Provence right now….let’s head west first to the ones in Arles. The Musée Reattu, which is building a formidable collection of photography is currently exhibiting ‘Anatomie du Paysage‘, 130 natural or urban landscapes from some well-known …

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French Fashion Stripes Marine Shirts French Sailor's shirts
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French Fashion What’s Up with Those Blue and White Stripes

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Friday Fun Facts – La Marinière Did you know? Those blue and white stripes found on the iconic French Sailor’s shirts known as “la Marinière” follow very strict laws. The French Sailor’s shirt composition MUST follow these exacting rules: “The body is to …

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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 Brocante
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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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Prints of Provence cotton fabric Markets
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Discover the History of the Prints of Provence: “Les Indiennes”

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: How could a fabric that originated in India, was copied by Armenians, and outlawed in France become a symbol of Provence? The kaleidoscope of cotton fabrics that punctuate the Provençal markets today, just seem to shout “southern France.” They are decorated with cicadas, olives, …

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Christian Detaux at work
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Meeting the Artists of Le Thor Sculptor Christian Detaux

Christian Detaux always wanted to be an artist.  For as long as he can remember, he’s been drawing and painting and shaping forms. At the age of 16, Detaux applied to the prestigious “Ecole des Beaux Arts” in Paris, ready to embark on a career as an artist.  But then he …

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Victor Hugo and the Joker
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Making the Connection Between Victor Hugo and the Joker

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: When you think of French writer, Victor Hugo, you probably think of his classic works, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris)” or “Les Misérables.” You probably wouldn’t associate him with the Joker, that mad super-villain with the maniacal laugh who is …

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