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Eygalieres an Authentic Village in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg:

The key to understanding Provence is to spend some quality time in historical villages such as Eygalières. The town is tiny compared to its neighbours, with a population of only 1830 (pop. census 2008). The village site as it is known today began to take shape in the 12th century, but inhabitation dates back to Neolithic times. The first town in Provence where residents bought their freedom from feudal lords the population is proud. Watch this video on the clock tower to understand more about the spirited inhabitants.

Present day, this town dazzles visitors with its charm. Eygalières can gloat about an authentic looking main street with building shutters in various hues, where older residences casting watchful eyes over passers-by and feral village cats outwit sluggish dogs. Outside of the village core, there are vineyards, running trails, hiking and lots of biking.

During your visit, it is worthwhile dropping by the local butcher or bakery. On Eygalières’ adorable main street, there are restaurants, bars and cafés to choose from, each one wrapped in personality. However, to get a sense of the past meander up the main street, into the old village and up to the ruins of the rampart walls, the mills and the old church. Get away from the tourist crowds and let your mind drift into another time.

Continue reading here for more about the charms of Eygalieres from a four-legged friend’s point of view.

Eygalieres Sunset #Eygalieres #Provence @PerfProvence

Eygalieres St Sixte #Eygalieres #Provence @PerfProvence

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride was at six-months old, her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles). Carolyne also curates an e-commerce website for designer-made products of exceptional quality Atelier Boutiques.

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