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Starting 2015 with a Different Splash!

By aixcentric If tomorrow marks the start of the new you – health, fitness and all the usual resolutions – you may want to have a look at Actiform at Les Milles. I’m posting this for two reasons: firstly la Belle-fille Aixcentric thinks it’s wonderful – she does aquabiking and …

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A Christmas Treat – olive picking with a local farmer in the Luberon!

By Jilly When you only have a limited time to enjoy Provence, authentic experiences are to be treasured. This one came lovingly wrapped in the form of a friends’ invitation to join them for a special day. Wrapped up cozily against the chill of a provencal winter, a lazy Explore …

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Taking Root in Provence Book cover #Provence #Books
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat LivingProvencal History

Christmas in Provence

Dutch-born Anne-Marie Simons is a traveller. She studied in Paris, worked in Brussels and then moved to the United States where for a long time she worked only to support her travel-bug. Today, Anne-Marie and her husband Oscar reside in Aix-en-Provence where she continues to hone her writing. The following …

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Philippe Goninet
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Philippe Goninet St Remy’s Tourism Foodie

They had all booked a week exploring Provence – a dream trip! Now, these 10 adults are seated in a slightly warm mini-van – some of the group swoons over the lavender fields and others love Van Gogh, some are early risers and others are always late. Meet Philippe Goninet …

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Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse #Lyon @bfblogger2013
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Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse and New Chausseurs

By Deborah Day Two in Lyon was a rainy day so a perfect time to do some shopping. Not that I need an excuse to shop! First stop was the city market in Lyon , known as “Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.” The outside of the building is less …

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Skiing in Provence #Provence #Skiing @MydreamyProvence
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Snow, magic and crackling fires near Provence – shall I ski?

It has been a year since an unfortunate and dramatic ski injury in Switzerland whilst on a family holiday. As always, time heals and I am itching to go to the mountains again. I adore the Savoie region of the French Alps and if there is one other place I …

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#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
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat LivingExploreUnique Experiences

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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Bouchon Lyonnais via @bfblogger2013 #Lyon
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Lyon Day One: Hog Heaven

By Deborah It took less than three hours for Mon Fils and I to find a restaurant in Lyon that’s worth writing home about. We arrived by train at five in the afternoon and we were ordering “bouchon lyonnaise” style at the Bouchon de l’Opera by eight. Explore this Post …

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La Zourcière #Provence @PaulShawcrossuk
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Explore Nice and Beyond a Paul Shawcross App

Paul Shawcross is an Economics major who turned his sights to travel, photography and writing in the 1990s. He has written many freelance articles for Francophile publications. His experience led Michelin to knock on his door for help writing and revising their Green Guides – for a long list of …

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