Travel in Provence #ExploreProvence @SophiesProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Getting to Know Rhone Valley Wine and Food with Travel in Provence

Sophie Bergeron began developing her palette early on, at four years old, when her grandfather first introduced her to wine tasting. Sophie’s grandfather ran a vineyard in Algeria before immigrating to France in 1962; she tell us that “He loved the grape concentrations in Mediterranean style wines.” It seems that …

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Old fortifications and tower #AixenProvence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Aix en Provence Walking Tour Discovery Beyond the Ordinary

Frédéric Paul is the founder of Le Visible est Invisible, a company that offers guided tours in Aix en Provence and the region. What he hopes to demonstrate to clients during the walking tours is that the history of Provence is in your face, but you need to be ready …

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Gout et Voyage Luberon Weekend Travel Tips
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour GuidesWhere the "locals" Go

How to Spend a Luberon Weekend in Goût et Voyage Style

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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Provence Vine Tours with Culinaire's Linda Garson @PerfProvence
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Provence Vine Tours with Culinaire’s Linda Garson

This article was originally posted on  Ginger and Nutmeg: Linda Garson spent her youth in Manchester, in the United Kingdom, a place best known for soccer matches and beer-filled celebrations, not necessarily for wine expertise. A visual communications graduate, Linda relocated to Canada (Calgary) in 2003 on a contract with Trade UK …

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Markets in Provence #Markets #TastesofProvence @PerfProvence
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Pitcher and Powell International Culinary Tours

Originally posted on Ginger and Nutmeg’s food and travel blog: Recently launched, Pitcher and Powell is a travel concept that combines the creative talents and cooking passions of two accomplished ladies. Even their last names work well together! Barbara Pitcher is a Canadian by birth, with an international spirit, she is …

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Fenestrelle Tower and Saint Theodorit Catherdral #Uzes @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExploreTrips and Tour Guides

A Dream Vacation in the South of France

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: I’m feeling pretty smug these days that I get to live in the South of France. I’m sorry, but it’s true. I feel like I’m the luckiest person in the world to be here. Lately I’ve had more good luck to be included in the …

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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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Arles Arena #Arles #ExploreProvence @PerfProvence
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Lost in Arles: History In and Beyond the Streets of Arles

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Arles is a magical place. Inside the ancient ramparts the old streets meander, some broad, some narrow, some bright, some muted – each one has a story to tell. Heather Robinson is an American by birth, but Arles is now in her soul. She brings …

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#AixenProvence @contexttravel
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The South of France in Context Travel

Are you an intellectually curious traveler? Context Travel aims to be different, far removed from the average tourist tour, and certainly not with just any tour guides. Tour leaders at Context Travel are called docents, with good reason these are multi-degreed (MBA, Ph.D.) specialists in their fields of study who are keen …

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Travel with @GirlGoneGallic
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour GuidesWhere the "locals" Go

Learn French on Your Guided Tour of Provence

Occasionally, I get asked what do I enjoy the most about Perfectly Provence? Hands down it is the personal connections forged via this online community of contributors and readers. Some of my favourite moments (to date) include a lady’s lunch in Nice, exchanging recipes and wine pairing ideas with new …

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