Hotel du Cap Eden Roc @frenchessence
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Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc: Plus ça Change, Plus c’est la Même Chose

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Rock; it really is true to say the more things change, the more they stay the same. I am slow today, still luxuriating in the most wonderful weekend we enjoyed at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. If you follow me on Instagram you will …

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A Good Year in #Provence @FrenchEssence
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On Location: A Good Year

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: One of the most endearing features of A Good Year is the location. If you have a trip planned to Provence you might like to visit some of the areas where the movie was made. A Good Year was filmed in the region of …

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Familiarity and rediscovery @frenchessense
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Familiarity And Rediscovery in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: Familiarity and rediscovery go together. The familiar despite our best intentions can be taken for granted. We never mean to neglect and most of the time we don’t even realise it is happening. Taking something or someone for granted is a non-intentional dismissal. Sometimes, not …

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St Remy #LocalsTips @frenchessence
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“Where To” In Saint Rémy de Provence: #2

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: The most important “where to” in Saint Rémy de Provence is the most difficult to answer. Where to eat? The question everyone wants to know other than, “where to stay”. It doesn’t matter how familiar a place is, restaurants are a tough one to …

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“Where To” In Saint Rémy de Provence #1

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE IS A SMALL TOWN FULL OF SURPRISES. It is a town small enough to feel like a village but large enough to have everything and more. My first visit in 1995 set in motion a whole new life. Simply, I fell …

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In The Mood For Saint Tropez

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: Moody and misty was the feel in Saint Tropez on Saturday morning. Saint Tropez has a quieter feel this year, more relaxed and with a less frenetic pace. More like the old days. In Saint Tropez I cannot help but re-visit my …Continue reading …

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Where To Eat In Maussane-les-Alpilles

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: Maussane-les-Alpilles, sitting on the other side of the mountains is one of the prettiest villages in Provence. Yes, I am biased because I am based in the Alpilles mountain area. The truth is, whether you are experiencing the Luberon or the Alpilles, Provencal villages …

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Summer Party in Provence @frenchessence
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Summer Party In Provence

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: A summer party in Provence is my idea of heaven. This year we had a party to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. It was a long weekend affair with a black die dinner on the Saturday night and a pool party on the Sunday. It …

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Summer In St Remy

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer Summer in St Remy has come around quickly this year. Can you believe it? We are about to hit July and I feel as if it were moments ago that I was packing up the Christmas tree and looking into winter. Time, that unfathomable …

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Where To Eat In Saint Remy de Provence

By Vicki Where to eat in Saint Remy de Provence? Restaurants come and go but there are a few that we frequent regularly and enjoy. This list is in no particular order or of gastronomique importance. If you asked me where I like to eat in Saint Remy de Provence, …

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