Vide Greniers @VaucluseDreamer
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Sunday Morning Antiques Hunting in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: If Saturday is a day for the local market then Sunday has become a day to spend the morning pottering around a local Brocante market or village ‘Vide Greniers’ event. In the summer, we often found that we had to make a choice between …

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French Fashion: Bobo Style

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Now that I’m settled in France, I’m beginning to understand why I love it here. I’m a hopeless romantic. It didn’t happen by accident that I live in a tower apartment. I’m a princess. Or at least, I always wanted to be one. If …

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Fondation Maeght – Art in Action @Aixcentric
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Fondation Maeght – Art in Action

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: What is it? The Foundation owns one of the largest collections of paintings, sculptures and graphic works of the 20th century in Europe as well as showing contemporary artists’ work…and it’s just a 2 hour drive from Aix. Who were the Maeghts?Aimé and Marguerite Maeght who …

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Marseille Art Dellepiane Exhibition @Aixcentric
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Marseille Art News Dellepiane Exhibition

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Musée Regards de Provence does a great job focusing on local artists who haven’t had much national recognition and their latest show, David Dellepiane arts et modernité, is a case in point. Born in 1866 to a Genoese family, Dellepiane came to Marseille aged …

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Searching For Peter Mayles Provence #Book @unxplorer
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Book: Searching for Peter Mayle’s Provence

Susan Guillory does not let a little thing like a mountain range stand in her way. Shortly after returning from an adventure and self-admitted challenge of a lifetime – hiking in the Italian Dolomites – Susan published her first book “Searching for Peter Mayle’s Provence.” Guillory is a Perfectly Provence contributor, …

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The Docks in Marseille @Aixcentric
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Marseille Latest: Docks and Shopping News

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Wandering through Les Docks Village last week, late morning, I was surprised how quiet it was. It’s been open a year now and is an imaginative conversion of a very characterful industrial building. Built in 1858, as a dockside warehouse, it is 365m long (for …

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A Provence Package Gift ~ from us to you

Lovely connections develop in Provence and ours is one. My friend, author Patricia Sands is a lady with a fabulous re-invention story (please read her full back story here). Following her popular “Love in Provence” trilogy (Lake Union Publishing), she is currently working on her fifth novel. This story is …

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Galerie Pentcheff #Marseille @Aixcentric
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Provencal Art in Marseille Gallery Pentcheff

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: I wonder if you have heard of Galerie Pentcheff in Marseille? I just stumbled across it on the internet and was amazed to read about the scale of their enterprise. It’s a commercial gallery and bookstore which mounts exhibitions. The current one is ‘Seyssaud, Verdilhan, …

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Savon de Marseille #Soap #Provence @PerfProvence
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Squeaky Clean Savon de Marseille

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: A mixture of seawater, alkaline solution and fat Documented use as far back as 2800 BC in Ancient Babylon A carved “recipe” found on a stone slab from 2200 BC The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all used it Cooked for 8 days in a cauldron, …

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Day Out in: Saint Quentin la Poterie

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: During our recent stay at Mas d’Augustine in Langudoc-Roussillion, we took a quick drive to check out the nearby village of Saint Quentin la Poterie. Saint Quentin has had a history of pottery making for centuries. Kilns (where the clay is baked) date back …

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