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Beaucaire in the Gard Visions of a Different Era in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Beaucaire is a small town in the Gard department, located on the banks of the Rhône River and the start of the Rhône-Sète canal. The name Beaucaire means beautiful stone. There is evidence of a Gallo-Roman settlement in this hilly area as early as 11 BC. …

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Find Out Why You Need Patience at the Sous Préfecture in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Nutmeg is self-admittedly not a patient person. She develops a plan, does not appreciate too much external input, and certainly is not thrilled when there is a proposed change. Living in France, with life at a slower pace, has helped with her natural inclination somewhat. …

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Cavaillon Melons Meringues Tastes of Provence #Cavaillon @GingerandNutmeg
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Taste and Savour Juicy Gold the Cavaillon Melons of Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Celebrated Fruit – Cavaillon Melons Nutmeg barely tolerates melons, in her opinion, the green honeydew version found in airport “fruit salads” should be outlawed. Watermelon and its variations without seeds or in ghastly yellow only belong on a picnic table with many children around. The …

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Visit Isle sur la Sorgue for a Touch of Venice in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Most people (read tourists) go to l’Isle sur la Sorgue for one of two reasons: The Sunday market – one of the largest in the region The 300+ antique stores and dealers Very few would go because they were expecting Venice in Provence. Ginger and …

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Ardeche views in France Travel Tips
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Road Trip from Provence: Dipping A Toe in France’s Ardeche

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: This post will most likely make Nutmeg’s Corsican friends angry. Why bother with the hassle of an overnight ferry, crowded beaches and small twisty roads? If you want to feel like you, have experienced a bit of Corsica without leaving the French mainland, plan a …

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Traditions of Sunday Lunch in France

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Nutmeg is writing this post on a rainy Sunday afternoon while Ginger is napping off the effects of a long Sunday lunch. It is a long tradition in France that stores are closed Sunday afternoon, allowing everyone the opportunity to have a leisurely lunch en …

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Aigues Mortes #AiguesMortes #Camargue @GingerandNutmeg
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Visit the Fortress of Aigues Mortes near Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: 800km from its glacial source in Valais, Switzerland the Rhône River gasps as it reaches the Mediterranean Sea. Like a wide yawn the Rhône’s two branches; the Grande Rhône and the Petit Rhône empty their cargo at the mouth of the river. This area of …

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Provence Harvest Menu
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Enjoy the Tastes of Provence Harvest Menu by Goût et Voyage

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: With the prospect of shorter days, cooler nights and relaxed meals with friends and family, Nutmeg enlisted Martine Bertin-Peterson to design a Provence Harvest Menu. This three-course meal is a celebration of the colours and flavours of autumn with pears, squash, lamb and a sweet …

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Bells of Provence @PerfProvence
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Angelus the Bells of Angels in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Ginger and Nutmeg live close to the village church. When they first return to France it takes several days to get adjusted. Between the 8-hour time change and the village bells, there is no need to wear a watch. The clock tower bells chime every …

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Provence Road Trip: 10 Reasons to Visit Sète

Contributor blog post by Ginger and Nutmeg: A whale and two anchors feature on Sète’s official coat of arms, a tribute to local maritime history, and the fact that Mont St Clair makes the city looks like a humpback. Archaeologists have dated remains of human activity (discovered in 1973) to …

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