Winter Grey skies in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
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A Saturday Drive across the Rhone for Brocantes and Markets

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Not every day starts with blue skies & sunshine in Provence and Saturday was one of those days! When we woke, the rain was drumming on the roof and the whole place just looked soggy, so any thoughts of a bike ride went out of …

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Provence Vacation Photography @CuriousProvence
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Wedding and Vacation Photography in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: On Trend: Provence Vacation Photography You may wonder why there haven’t been many posts on Curious Provence recently. Well, I’ve been busy photographing couples in the villages of Provence. Vacation photography, with sites like Flytographer, is growing in popularity.Couples are not only getting married in …

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Resistance Wireless operators @deb_lawrenson
BooksBoutiqueDeborah Lawrenson

French Resistance WWII Secret Landings in the Vaucluse

Tales of the French Resistance during World War II have an enduring appeal. The wooded paths and mountain plateaux in the Vaucluse made ideal terrain for the secret fight to liberate France, and clandestine airdrops of arms and agents by the British RAF are the stuff of legend around the …

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Fashion Sales in France
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Living in France It’s Shopping Time – C’est Les Soldes!

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Friday Fun Facts: Did you know this about France? For a period of six weeks in the winter and again in spring, France’s retailers put their lingering unsold stock on sale for the savvy to pick up at serious discounts. From Wednesday January …

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Georgeanne Brennan Photo by Jessica Theroux @ProvencePost
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Q&A with Georgeanne Brennan a Provence Expert

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: Author Georgeanne Brennan, who splits her time between Provence and California, is happiest when she’s at the table…in either place. Read on for her best Provence insider tips. …Continue reading here for Julie’s interview with author (My Culinary Journey) and Provence insider Georgeanne Brennan. Who better …

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lavender-fields-in-provence @deb_lawrenson
BoutiqueDeborah Lawrenson

Provencal Lavender – off the beaten track

When the lavender is harvested in Provence at the end of July, a heavenly scent is carried on warm evening breezes. Alerted by the first wafts of perfumed air, from our terrace we can sometimes see the smoke rising from the other side of a small ridge. The distillation has …

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Christmas Taditions and books on Provence @maryjanedeeb
BooksBoutiqueCurrent EventsMary Jane Deeb

Book Review The Christmas Kalends of Provence

The Christmas Kalends of Provence, by Thomas Allibone Janvier, first published in 1902, and republished many times since. The edition I am using is a facsimile published by Bibliobazaar, 2007, Charleston, South Carolina. Reviewed by Mary-Jane Deeb A few years ago my publisher, Paraclete Press, gave me a small advance …

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French Brocante @Bfblogger2015
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What’s So Special About French Brocantes?

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Tell me there’s a brocante nearby and I’m there! If I start off another blog post with “one of my favorite things,” please excuse me. It’s just that it’s so hard for me to contain myself when describing some of the fun things to …

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Searching For Peter Mayles Provence #Book @unxplorer
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Published New Book, Searching for Peter Mayle’s Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: After a year and a half of writing it (and mostly ignoring it), my most recent book, Searching for Peter Mayle’s Provence, is live in the Kindle store! It’s a sweet little collection of stories that are, I hope, humorous takes on my five …

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Puss in Boots in Provence Children's Book @coco_blignaut
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Children’s Book: Puss in Boots in Provence

We asked author Coco Blignaut if she would write a guest post for Perfectly Provence readers about her latest book Puss in Boots in Provence. This children’s tale may spark a travel bug in a few small people, and if you are lucky they may even let you read this novel about …

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