Locat’Me Accommation search platform France
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living

Locat’Me is Taking the Hassle Out of Apartment Hunting in Provence

Launched in 2013, Locat’Me is a web-based apartment search service concept. The three founders’ vision was to solve a persistent rental market headache. The problem of landlords  looking for good tenants and renters are seeking an accommodation that meets their needs and their budgets. This Internet platform matches a renters’ profile to …

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Aix en Provence 2CV Experience Mont Saint Victoire
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreUnique Experiences

Enjoy a 2CV Driving Experience in Aix-en-Provence + Reader Discount

The Citroën 2CV car with its roll-top roof is one of the classic images of France, almost as iconic as a Frenchman wearing a beret and carrying a baguette. Between 1948 and 1990, Citroën produced 3.8 million 2CV, also known as the “deux chevaux” (two horsepower). The car was designed …

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Detox in the Luberon Founders
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottStay

Sign-up for Detox in Luberon a Healthy Break in Provence

Enchanting image galleries of Provence flood the Internet. The region is like a pretty girl with an extensive wardrobe, endless photos of lavender fields, market produce, chilled rosé and turquoise swimming pools. The mild Mediterranean climate is a magnet for holiday goers seeking a chance to relax in the sun. …

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Learn French this Spring
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearn French

Want to Learn French? Try Free Online Language Lessons This Spring

In the past, most language classes followed a similar scholastic approach, typically involving the memorisation of verbs, tenses and sentence structures. The process is the same whether students were attempting to conquer one of the romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian or Catalan), a Germanic tongue, a Slavic dialect or …

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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 Giveaway

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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Luberon Views in Provence from Taillades @PrivateProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Calling Wine Lovers! Join a Wine Tour in Provence in September

Has Provence been on your travel bucket list for a while? Or, are you already a Provence fan looking for an experience away from the major tourist sights? Emily Durand, the founder of Your Private Provence, has created a wine-focused experience for an intimate group this September. Durand is an …

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Wattmobile electric scooter Pick-up
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreUnique Experiences

Enter This Free Giveaway! Wattmobile Electric Scooter Trial

Car companies and investors are spending billions in their attempts to place first in the electric vehicle battle – Elon Musk’s race is on. Maybe that was on his mind when entrepreneur David Lainé exited from Marseille’s St. Charles station one morning back in the summer of 2011 and noticed …

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Provence Alpilles Mountains in Autumn
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Must Watch Video Tour in Perfectly Provence

It never gets easier to leave Provence, in fact, it might get harder each time. After several years of spending time in the region, it seems like my list of “must see and should do” just gets longer. Maybe it is because most days are highlighted by an endless sky. …

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panoramique View @chateauromanin #WinesofProvence #LesBauxdeProvence
AperoCarolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal Wines

Chateau Romanin Dedicated to Provence’s Long History of Wine

Occasionally, you catch a flash of the sun on the windows, a fleeting hint that something magical is taking place on the North side of the Alpilles. Initially, the meandering road that leads to Château Romanin parallels the Aéro-Club de Saint-Rémy les Alpilles glider runway. The striking backdrop of limestone fingers, the …

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