Christmas Traditions Markets Aix-en-Provence
Caroline LongstaffeMarkets in Provence and Cote d'Azur

Christmas Traditions and the Markets of Provence

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: It’s December in Provence, snow has already sprinkled its magic across the villages and as the nights draw in and daylights fades each day, a bitter chill drapes itself like a frozen mantle across the dark golden, sprawling vineyards. By early December in Provence …

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Christmas Traditions 13 Desserts of Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Eat & Drink

Discover the Tradition of the 13 Desserts of Christmas in Provence

This post was previously published by Cook’n with Class in Uzès. A buffet table laden with 13 desserts! How could the French be so smug as to think that North Americans with our turkey-centric Christmas dinners, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and a variety of sides are excessive? Or so …

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Provencal Christmas Vin Cuit and croquants
Provence WineZineTaste: Eat & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Provençal Christmas Wine Pairing Vin Cuit and Sweet Croquets

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen @Provence WineZine: I must tell you that I have never tasted a wine like this before, and yet there is something so familiar in every sip.  It’s akin to meeting someone for the first time, yet feeling in your heart that you have known …

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13-Desserts and Vin cuit @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Eat & Drink

Christmas in Provence: Vin Cuit and 13 Desserts

Contributor blog post by Elizabeth Gabay: Vin cuit and the 13 desserts are a traditional combination served at Christmas in Provence. Today, however, the 13 desserts are often only symbolically represented – with baskets filled with a selection of dried and glacé fruits and nuts, available in most food shops around …

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Christmas @PerfProvence
Lifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Christmas Ideas from Provence

By late November, the Christmas markets in Provence are in full swing. Individual cabanas decorated with festive trimmings line the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence. In a short walk, you can buy some gingerbread (pain d’épices) to go with your foie gras, stock up on a few santons for your crèche …

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Taking Root in Provence Book cover #Provence #Books
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal Culture & 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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