Main street Glanum #StRemy #Provence #History @PerfProvence
Ginger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal Culture & History

Uncovering Glanum from a Pile of Rocks in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Nutmeg is reasonably certain she is not the first person to walk through the Glanum archaeological site, near St Remy de Provence, and consider that mankind is relatively insignificant in the passage of time. Ashes to ashes Dust to dust Rocks to rocks A previous G&N …

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Roman Road Excavation #AixenProvence Photo from official aixenprovence website
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal Culture & History

More Roman Road Uncovered in Aix en Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It’s so fascinating that every time people start digging in Aix, they come up with remains from Roman times. And the latest to be uncovered is 50 metres of road near to the hospital. There is to be a new car-park for the hospital and a …

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Gaspard de Besse @Margo_Lestz
Lifestyle: Art & CultureMargo LestzProvencal Culture & History

Gaspard de Besse: Robin Hood of Provence

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Just like Robin Hood, Gaspard de Besse robbed from the rich (who detested him) and gave to the poor (who adored him). But while Robin Hood’s roots are shrouded in mystery, there’s no doubt about the identity of our French outlaw. …Continue reading here for …

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Mur de la Peste #Luberon #ExploreProvence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal Culture & HistoryStay Fit in Provence

Mur de la Peste a Rocky Trail in Provence’s History

Over 100,000 people (some estimates as high as 126,000) died in Provence between 1720 and 1722, including almost 50% of Marseille’s population some 46,000 inhabitants. All in the name of commerce. The Grand Saint-Antoine arrived in Marseille’s port on May 25, 1720, from Syria (previously Levan), the vessel was late, …

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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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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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Malaucene #MontVentoux @ourhouseinprovence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceProvencal Culture & History

Malaucène a Gateway to Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by Michel: One of the great things about writing a blog is getting comments on the blog or emails from readers with suggestions for villages to visit or restaurants to try. That is why we headed to Malaucène one morning back in February. …Continue reading here for Michel’s full …

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Pont du Gard #PontduGard @PerfProvence
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal Culture & History

Visit Pont du Gard here

Contributor blog post and video by Caroline Longstaff: Standing beneath the golden arches of the Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard, just 6km from Uzès, Languedoc Roussillon, France, it hardly seems possible that this magnificent structure has been here for over 2000 years. Build from local limestone, for 600 years it carried …

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Saintes Maries de la Mer @bfBlogger2015
Barefoot BloggerLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal Culture & History

Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer Who Knew?

Contributor blog post by Deborah @Barefoot Blogger: Planning a visit to the Camargue to see the white horses? Here’s another stop to add to your list. What I love about living in France is not only the opportunity to travel in this fabulous country, but also the chance to re-learn history. What …

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Fontvieille lavoir #ProvenceHistory Laundry @PerfProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGinger and NutmegProvencal Culture & History

Provencal Laundry all Washed up in France’s Lavoirs

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Water sloshes against the sides of the shallow stone basin of the lavoir as weathered hands vigorously scrub at stubborn stains. Kneeling on their augets washerwomen exchange tidbits of town gossip as they work to brighten their laundry. Before communal lavoirs, washing was done at …

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