May 1st in Provence @CuriousProvence
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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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Events Story Beauty Salon
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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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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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French Tongue Twisters
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Try to Master These French Tongue Twisters

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: During one of my first jobs here in France, one of my colleagues challenged me to learn these French tongue twisters. I found this crumpled piece of paper in a pile of forgotten souvenirs under the bed the other day. I was compelled to …

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The Forcalquier Market In Provence
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The Forcalquier Market In Pictures

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Forcalquier market is just as beautiful as many other large Provençal markets. It’s in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region and is located close to Valensole. If you vacation around this area, your visit will most likely include the Gorges du Verdon as well. If you’re lucky, you’ll …

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Bonnieux pottery market
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Not to be Missed Easter Bonnieux Pottery Market

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The pottery market at Bonnieux is one of the many events happening this upcoming Easter weekend in Provence. This is one of my favourite pottery markets not only for the artists but for the location. Bonnieux is one of the hilltop towns located in the …

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Happy Easter #Provence @CuriousProvence
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Joyeuse Pâques! Easter in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The bakeries are full of hand made chocolate, the church bells have stopped ringing last Thursday only to burst to life on Sunday morning, and just about everyone is planning a large meal that is sure to include some local lamb and spring veggies. The …

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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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April in Provence
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Find out What is Happening: April Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Punnets full of the best tasting strawberries you’ve ever imagined have arrived at the local veg shop. There are new leaves on the trees and yes, it’s my birthday month! The locals say that the season officially starts at Easter. To mark this, it …

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Vineyards near les Baux in Provence @CuriousProvence
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A list of Events in Provence March 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: March 4 Carriers des Lumières – Les Baux de Provence The new exhibition of Bosch, Brueghel and Archimboldo opens for the summer at Carriers des Lumières where people come from all over to witness the projected images on the inside of the quarry’s walls. 4-5 …

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