Jamie Ivey @ProvenceGuru @ModernTrobador
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureModern Trobadors

Catching up with the Provence Guru

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Those of you who travel to Provence or fancy a trip sometime soon–or who are lucky enough to live here–no doubt are acquainted with the Provence Guru. The Guru–aka, Jamie Ivey–and wife Tanya traded their London lives for adventures in Provence that spawned four …

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Blue Chairs in Nice #Nice06 #FrenchRiviera @ToursofNice
Chiara OrlandiLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal Culture & History

The Blue Chair: Symbol of Nice

Like theTour Eiffel of Paris or the Big Ben of London, La chaise bleue has long been considered the symbol of Nice. The iconic chairs, as blue as the rippling Bay of Angels they overlook, are wedged in rows of 20 along the famous Promenade des Anglais. While in winter …

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Art in Place Massena @margo_lestz
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Curious Histories of Nice by Margo Lestz

The funny thing about life and travel is that we are often more curious about a new environment than our status-quo location. According to Margo Lestz, “Life in a foreign country is never dull and each day is a new learning experience.” She launched her blog The Curious Rambler in 2012 …

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Place des Precheurs @Aixcentric
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Place des Precheurs – Archaeologists to move in…

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: As is usual in Aix, any large-scale developments in centre-ville include the archaeologists; and the Place des Precheurs with its 2100 years of history will give them a fascinating opportunity to see what lies beneath… The Romans built their defensive towers and ramparts there, and …

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Musee des Aromes #Gravason @GingerandNutmeg
Ginger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Perfume and Candles of Provence

Contributor blog post by Ginger and Nutmeg: Does that sound romantic? Actually, Ginger was away in Canada and Nutmeg was certain that he had zero interest in visiting the Provence perfume distillery le Musée des Arômes or candle maker at the Ciergerie de l’abbaye des Prémontrés. The aroma museum is located in …

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Lavender displays #Lavender #ExploreProvence @VaucluseDreamer
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

The Apt Lavender Festival Lavender Everywhere

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: For the last week Apt has been turning purple. Over the last couple of weeks more and more displays like this lavender-themed one have been appearing in Apt. Not only have the fields around the town been scenting the air with Lavender, but purple bunting has appeared, …

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Centre D’Art La Falaise #Cotignac @MirabeauWine
Artists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMirabeau Wines

Centre d’Art La Falaise opens its doors in Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @ Mirabeau Wine: If walls could talk, the new art centre in Cotignac would tell a thousand tales. A myriad of locals have shared their precious memories of times spent in the La Falaise building from when it was a restaurant, a garage, a …

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chagall Carrieres des Lumieres @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

August Events in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: This is the month where just about the whole of Northern France descends onto the beaches of the Cote d’Azur. On the radio they announce “black weekends” which signify lots of Parisians heading south causing a rather lot of traffic. Everyone is finally on vacation. …

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Nice Photo Expo Jacques Henri Lartigue @Aixcentric
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Nice Photo Expo Jacques Henri Lartigue

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: ….in both senses of the word. ‘Un Monde Flottant’ just opened in Nice focuses on the work of Jacques Henri Lartigue who was born in 1894 into a high-society French family. Given a camera as a child, he photographed everything and everyone around him, from …

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Abrivado Bandido #ExploreProvence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal Culture & HistoryWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Must See in Provence: Abrivado-Bandido

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: This past weekend, in our small town, there were constant animations of live music, parades, and lots and lots of bull running to celebrate Bastille Day. While visiting Provence, you must see one of these abrivado-bandido events. Before the weekend tall steel barriers were …

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