Flea Market Finds Vintage Mirror
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A Provencal Flea Market Find a Vintage Mirror

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: A flea market find! I couldn’t resist this lovely vintage mirror decorated with old postcards. I had promised myself to stop buying vintage postcards at French flea markets, but this could be characterized as a mirror… n’est-ce-pas? What is the Origin? I originally thought …

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18th Century Illustrations in France
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The Young Girl from the 18th Century Illustrations in France

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: La Jeune Fille de XVIII Siecle: The Young Girl from the 18th Century I found this curious book some time ago. When you search for it on the internet, it’s prefaced with “nos petites grandes mères” or “our little grandmothers.” I love etchings and engravings …

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Winter view of Mt Ventoux @Vauclusedreamer
BoutiqueJulie WhitmarshShopping Ideas

Sunday Morning Brocante Flea Market in Carpentras

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that one of the things I love most about France is the chance to spend the weekends pottering round some of the fabulous local ‘brocante’ markets. In the Summer, the weekends pass by …

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One Sip at a Time Book by Keith Van Sickle
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-Abbott

One Sip at a Time a Journey from Silicon Valley to St Remy de Provence

It took 20 visits to Provence before Keith Van Sickle, and his wife decided to make the region their part-time home. A Northern California native, Van Sickle spent his early years on an island in the San Francisco Bay – Alameda, California. “It’s a sleepy town, an oasis of 1950’s …

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Paul Shore Book Cover
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-Abbott

Paul Shore Uncorks the Secrets of Pétanque – Provence Book

Almost two decades have passed since Paul Shore rented what he described as a “cave” in the famous hilltop village of Saint-Paul de Vence. The hamlet is known as the one-time home of painter Marc Chagall, and the place that also captivated the attention of Alexander Calder, Joan Miró and …

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Village of Gardanne painted by Paul Cezanne
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Reasons Why You Should Plan a Visit to Gardanne

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: I have to confess driving round/past/through Gardanne several times but never stopping to have a look round. We did, this week, and found it interesting. It wasn’t a good start as the tourist office was shut. We had checked the opening hours on the website …

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Sablet in the Vaucluse
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Journée du Livre a Book Lovers Paradise in Sablet

Contributor blog post by Michel: Beyond the wines which are classified Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Sablet for the red, white and rosé wines produced by the Sablet vignerons, Sablet is probably best known for its “Journée du Livre”. You ask what is the “Journée du Livre”? It is a book festival that …

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Winter Grey skies in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
BoutiqueJulie WhitmarshShopping Ideas

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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