Tarte a l'orange Orange tart @MirabeauWine
Mirabeau WinesPies & TartsRecipesTaste

A Twist on Lemon Tart – Tarte à l’Orange

The classic Tarte au Citron works beautifully with oranges instead of lemons to give a lush and softer edge to this light desert. I try and pick good quality, non treated oranges and have decided to reduce the juice a bit to get a more pronounced flavour. I made the sweet pastry myself, but a good quality “pure butter” supermarket version will do the trick and is less prone to failure.

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Cannes Film Festival
Current EventsExploreRebecca Whitlocke

The 70th Cannes Film Festival 2017 and 75th Monaco F1 Grand Prix

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera; Next month, two of the most exciting events on the French Riviera are set to thrill worldwide media – the 70th Cannes Film Festival 2017, and the 75th race of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix. Hosted in the second half of May, these are …

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May 1st in Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerCurrent EventsExploreUnique Experiences

May 1st in Provence: Arlésiennes et Gardians

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Le Fête des Gardians is the annual festival in Arles celebrating the lifestyle and traditions of the gardians (basically the French version of cowboys that rear bulls for delicious daube provençal). There’s an enormous parade, blessings of the animals, a queen is elected and …

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Chateauneuf du Pape
AperoPhilippe GoninetProvencal Wines

Touring Tips for Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tasting and More

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Chateauneuf du Pape is the king of the wine in our region. When one wants to discover Chateauneuf du Pape, you better prepare your day ahead. With more than 300 estates to choose from, tricky to decide which you’ll want to go to. …Continue …

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

Learning to Speak French One Sip at a Time Book Review and Giveaway

Expat living is not for the faint of heart. Surrounded by a new environment, comfortable routines are gone, and even mundane daily tasks requires extra consideration and effort. Where to grocery shop? What are the best schools? What about health care? Add a foreign language and different cultural norms to …

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Events Story Beauty Salon
Ashley TinkerBoutique

New Beauty Salon Events Story in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: How sexy are you feeling today? Events Story: A Beauty Salon with Character Events Story is a beauty salon in Marseille. It has just opened up a new salon right in the centre of Aix en Provence. Sisters Sonia and Linda have created a …

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Historical Marseille Photos Vieux Port
AixcentricExploreProvencal History

Discover Historical Marseille – What Lies Beneath Ground?

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The tourists sitting in the sun outside cafés in the Place aux Huiles and the Cours Estienne d’Orves probably don’t realise that they are perched above an ancient system of canals that dates back at least to Roman times. I am indebted to the website …

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Room in Chateau Lourmarin
Caroline LongstaffeExplore

Why You Should Take a Tour of the Chateau Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaff: Last time I told you about Provence’s first Renaissance château, the Lourmarin Château and promised that next time we would peek inside. Here you will find a fascinating and sometimes quite surprising, eclectic collection of treasures, thanks to the legacy of its last private owner, Robert …

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Paul Rebeyrolle at Musee Estrine Saint Remy
Current EventsExplorePhilippe Goninet

Exhibition Paul Rebeyrolle at Musée Estrine Saint Remy de Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Yesterday was the opening of the new exhibition at Musée Estrine in Saint Rémy. Curator Elisa Farran was so happy to share Paul Rebeyrolle’s work since it was on her bucket list since she joined the museum 10 years ago and today her dream comes …

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Eggplant lasagna recipe
David Scott AllenMain CourseRecipesTasteVegetarian

A Delicious Recipe from a Friend for Eggplant Lasagna

Eggplants are a market staple in Provence. Although this recipe is more Italian in theme, you certainly can find lasagna on menus in Provence. Deep purple aubergines are a somewhat somber contrast to the bright red strawberries and tomatoes that you might find displayed on market stalls. This purple vegetable is a main stay in Provencal cuisine and certainly is a key ingredient in any ratatouille recipe.

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