#Provence Patricia Sands Author @patricia_sands #Sunflowers
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Patricia Sands Reveals The Promise of Provence

It all started with a backpacking trip to France in 1967. Patricia Sands spent her 21st year travelling and working in Europe, taking in the sights with her peers. After those 12-months, she was hooked on travel and unaware of the promises that Provence held in her future. Life moved …

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Manolo-J DJ #Provence
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DJ Manolo-J Spinning Tunes in Provence

With both music and Provence thumping through his veins, Manolo-J is a musical brand name to his fans. A true “southerner” Manuel was born in Cavaillon some 25 years ago; he now calls Saint Remy de Provence home.

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Provence Vineyards #Provence #Wines @Franceenvelo
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Vines Vineyards and Fine Wines with France en Velo

If you are a cyclist, France is your country and Provence is perfection. Hannah Reynolds a competitive cyclist and writer and John Walsh a professional biking guide have pooled their shared passion in a new book called France en Vélo – The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel to Med – …

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Marseille Fish Market #Marseille #Provence @PerfProvence
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Marseille’s Coming Out

Gilles Conchy describes his birth city of Marseille, as “tense, cosmopolitan, not well-mannered, but it is colourful, generous and sunny all year long.”

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Cassis #Provence @PaulShawcrossuk
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Photographer and Writer Paul Shawcross Shares his Provence

France got in the way of Spain. That might be the way Paul Shawcross would describe his first taste of France in 1979. His plan was to drive through France en-route to discovering Spain. He stopped at a campground in Millau, part of the amazing Tarn River Gorge. It was …

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Domaine de Manville vue du bar @DomaineManville
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Alpilles Luxury Escape at Domaine de Manville

It took seven years, 50-million Euros and loads of patience before Domaine de Manville could achieve its 5-star rating. Edith and Patrick Saut are the visionary owners behind this new luxury “Palace Rural” situated in the heart of the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles.

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Provence Cooking Classes #Provence #Gourmet @ProvenceCook
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Bouillabaisse Discovery at Provence Gourmet Cooking Classes

Gilles Conchy says it was Provencal food and family ties that tugged him back to Provence after four years in California. Although, he admits that he could still be a “California boy.” The sandy, windswept beaches and seemingly endless sunny days of the southwest U.S. fit like a second skin …

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Mallemort view #Mallemort #Provence #Villages @PerfProvence
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Discovering Mallemort The Heart of Provence

My mother might not approve as some of my relationships these days start via social media – a tweet, a Facebook “like.” That is exactly how we ended up on a rocky trail bordered by the Durance River and cherry orchards with our new friend Charmaine. We spent a Tuesday …

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Camargue View #Camargue #Provence @PerfProvence
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St Maries de la Mer the Abrivado of the Year in Provence

The Camargue is the end of the watery road for the Rhone River. The Rhone finally dips its tentacles in the Mediterranean some 813 kilometers from its glacial source in Switzerland. From a frigid, violent start the water reaches the river delta and lazily unfolds, like a beach towel, before …

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Lynne Alderson
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Lynne Alderson’s Aixcentric Love for Aix en Provence

Challenged to find ratatouille and timely updates on current events, Lynne Alderson took matters into her hands and launched Aixcentric. After three-years, this blog is THE go-to source for what is happening in and around Aix en Provence. From bus strikes to gallery openings, from Marseille’s shopping to the best …

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