Aigo Blanco Restaurant #Forcalquier
Hilda StearnRestaurant ReviewsTaste

Where are we going to eat in Forcalquier on a Sunday

Hilda Stearn visited Forcalquier in Haute Provence in the autumn. You can read about the lovely place she stayed and the local spa here. In today’s 24/7 society it is easy to forget that in some parts of France this development has yet to take hold. Arriving late in the …

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Clafoutis aux Cerises
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherRecipesTaste

Recipe for Clafoutis aux Cerises

This dessert originates from the Limousin region of France, but is often seen on Provencal menus. The beauty of this easy dessert is it can be prepared with almost any fruit, although strawberries are not recommended.  The traditional version is made with whole cherries (not pitted) otherwise the juice will change …

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AixcentricRestaurant ReviewsTaste

Just the Best Ice-Cream in Provence

By aixcentric This Wednesday, April 15th, L’Art Glacier reopens after its winter break. This is a restaurant tucked away on a wooded hillside near Ansouis and is well-worth seeking out. It has a fabulous terrace which overlooks the Luberon and its ice-creams and sorbets must be the best ever! It’s …

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Vaison Pont Vaison-la-Romaine #Vaison #Provence @vaisonsharon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTasteWhere the "locals" Go

Vaison la Romaine Take it from a Local

Local enough to hear the latest gossip makes you a local in Provence Sharon de Rham (tour guide and expat) says she gets the heads up from her friend at the tourist office when there are movie stars staying in the “neighbourhood.” After nearly ten years in Vaison la Romaine, …

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Promenade du Paillon #Nice #Provence
ExploreLiz LordStayTaste

Don’t Get Burnt in Nice Budget Travel Tips

Nice airport has recently been voted the most beautiful aerial approach in the world, by Private Fly. You can read the full article here. For people living in the Alpes-Maritimes it remains a thrill, as you approach from the West along the Var or East past Monaco, before landing on …

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Provence village #Puyricard @DreamyProvence
MarketsMy Dreamy ProvenceTaste

Market day at my favourite local Provencal village

Ten minutes drive from the centre of Aix and we are in the countryside.  All around this town there are little villages where daily life seems a whole lot slower and simpler than its larger neighbour.  The stunning ‘travel book’ villages are further away and if you need a slice …

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Bouillabaisse in #Marseille #Provence
Regional Foodie TreatsTaste

The Real Bouillabaisse of Marseille

During a visit to a restaurant at the Vieux-Port in Marseille we sampled “charter” Bouillabaisse. Bouillabaisse is a seafood soup with pieces of fish and crustaceans. The soup is so special that in 1980, eleven of the top chefs in Marseille created the “Bouillabaisse Charter”. Learn more at Ginger and Nutmeg’s blog post: …

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Black Diamonds Truffles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal ProducersTaste

Les Pastras Gourmet Pursuits Unearthing Truffles

Chicago might seem like a world away from the pastures of Provence, but Lisa and Johann Pepin tell me that adjusting to life in the south of France was relatively easy. They left corporate jobs (public relations and finance) in Chi-town, as only 30-yearolds can do, with the confidence that …

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Clos Saint Paul #Mazan #Rentals #Provence @ClosSaintPaul
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarketsProvencal WinesRestaurant ReviewsTasteWhere the "locals" Go

Discover Taste Relax in Mazan and the Vaucluse

It is understandable that Canadians will do practically anything to avoid winter, but skipping out in those few short months of summer… Well, maybe if you are heading to Provence. If you like the sounds of that plan, then read this article on Clos Saint Paul a rental property that …

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Truffle Dogs #Provence #Truffles
Regional Foodie TreatsTaste

Truffle Dogs in Provence

In both Italy and France the hunt for truffles is aided by dogs and even pigs. Often female pigs are able to smell out the “black gold” without training, where as dogs do require special training. We had the opportunity to visit some truffle experts at Truffe Noire de Haute-Provence who have …

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