Un Jour a la Campagne @IsabellaIbba
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal ProducersTaste

Jam for is Not Just for Breakfast in Provence

Isabelle Jouhanneau makes her Un Jour à la Campagne jams the traditional way; in copper pots with fresh ingredients and no additives. Originally from the Alpes de Haute Provence, she is now settled in the Luberon close to Bonnieux. Jouhanneau spent some time in Morocco, where she ran a tea shop, and …

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Gout et Voyage #Travel #GroupTours #Provence @goutetvoyage
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour GuidesWhere the "locals" Go

Weekend in the Luberon with Goût et Voyage

Martine Bertin-Peterson is intrepid; she had a window of 90 minutes of “downtime” between her back-to-back tour groups, yet she agreed to meet me for a glass of rosé. Beneath the walls of the immense Palais des Papes, in Avignon, we chatted about her food and wine excursions in Provence. …

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Apricots #CookingClasses #Provence @venisenprovence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreWhere the "locals" Go

Provence Local’s Tips by Chef Giuseppina Mabilia

Italian by birth, Giuseppina Mabilia first visited Provence in 2004, and now she calls the Luberon village of Goult home. The years in between have allowed Giuseppina to establish herself as a private chef in the region, and more recently launch her cooking school Venise en Provence.  Although the geographic distance …

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Marseille Beaches #Marseille #Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHoliday MenusRecipesTaste

Provencal Menu: Summer Picnic

Summer holidays call for easy recipes and portable meals that work just as well at the beach as on a buffet table. This summer picnic menu is inspired by the endless sunny days and cicada-filled symphonies of Provence. Enjoy summer dining al fresco with these simple to make, easy to pack and delicious …

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BoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal Artists

Let Out Your Inner Artist in Provence

Inspired by the scenery to let out your inner artist the Ateliers Fourwinds Artist Retreat located just outside of Aureille it is a perfect venue for aspiring artists of all types. Or perhaps your inner artist could gain inspiration from American artist Jill Steenhuis who now paints Cezannes Provence. You can …

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French Flag @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottCurrent EventsExploreLearn French

14 Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day

On July 14, 1789, an angry mob stormed the Bastille in Paris, a prison that housed only seven inmates. To incensed crowd, the medieval structure represented a landmark which symbolized all of their frustration with the reigning monarchy, a weak economic environment, high taxes and a lack of personal financial …

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Poquerolles #Poquerolles Cote d'Azur @PerfProvence
Active ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Why You Should Visit Porquerolles

Minutes away from the Cote d’Azur shoreline, this tiny outcropping is a world away from the glitz and glamour of Saint-Tropez. Porquerolles is one of three islands that form the Îles d’Hyères Archipelago. Only a 10-minute ferry ride from terra firma this spit of land is only 7 km (4.3 miles) …

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Hello Apollo @ToursofNice #Nice06
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Food and Walking tours of Nice in Italian and English

Bilingual guide Chiara Orlandi grew up in the heart of Italy, in Umbertide, a place that she still holds dear in her heart even after several years away in the United Kingdom and Edinburgh, Scotland. Orlandi studied event management at Edinburgh’s Napier University, her second Masters (her previous degrees are …

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Hotel de Caumont Garden @Culturespaces #AixenProvence @PerfProvence #HoteldeCaumont @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreWhere the "locals" Go

24-Hours in Aix Relaxing with Energy en Provence

Born in Paris, Caroline Guyot studied languages (English and Russian) and history. After 14 years of selling advertising space featuring European luxury products, for her employers at the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times – Guyot called it quits. She left the “City of Light” and her advertising …

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Les Vallons pool
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRentalsStay

Paradise en Provence Luxurious Luberon Accommodation

In 1999, a decade after Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence was published the Georgina Causton, and her partner decided to take a sabbatical year in the South of France. Smitten by the region, they never returned to live in London. Instead, they bought a house and three mortgages later ended …

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