Provence Saffron in Cotignac
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Harvesting the Saffron of Provence in Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Jean Leclerq and his partner Sabine are a dedicated couple who own a very special place hidden away in the hills behind our little village of Cotignac.  They have started our first “Safranière”, a small Saffron farm growing the most valuable spice on earth. …

Cotignac Rose Festival #WinesofProvence @MirabeauWine
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The First Ever Cotignac Rosé Festival

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk: About a year ago I slowly began talking to the Mayors office about hosting a bijou village event, celebrating rosé and the summer spirit that’s so unique in our beautiful village of Cotignac. The idea is certainly not totally original and a handful of …

Centre D’Art La Falaise #Cotignac @MirabeauWine
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Centre d’Art La Falaise opens its doors in Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @ Mirabeau Wine: If walls could talk, the new art centre in Cotignac would tell a thousand tales. A myriad of locals have shared their precious memories of times spent in the La Falaise building from when it was a restaurant, a garage, a …

Sophie Papiazan Artist #Ceramics @MIrabeauWine
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Sophie Papiazan, local ceramic artist

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @Mirabeau Wine: French artist Sophie Papazian graduated at the Fine Arts of Lyon in 1987 and pursued a career as a painter. In 2007 she discovered ceramics, and completed her studies at the School of Ceramics in Provence. Since then, she has been creating …

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Cooking and Wine Tasting with Norwegian Chef Trond Moi

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @MirabeauWine: A couple of days a year, Trond Moi flies to the South of France to hold a ‘cours de cuisine‘ for a bunch of enthusiastic Norwegian guests staying at at Lou Marronie, one of the most beautiful manors in Cotignac. Trond Moi is …

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Clos de l’Ours: A Conversation with co-owner Michel

Contributor Blog Post By Susan Manfull: Barely three years old, this winery was recently included in “Les domaines incontournable en Provence” in La Revue du la Vin de France. “I’m not always sympathique,” Michele Brotons, co-owner of Clos de l’Ours told me during a visit to this domaine this past …

Boy Capel classic car challenge @MirabeauWine
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Mirabeau hosts Boy Capel Classic Car Rally

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @MirabeauWine: What a delight welcoming these fabulous classic cars on the Cours Gambetta in Cotignac. Jeany had arranged the waypoint for the Boy Capel Classic Car Rally with a family friend who was organising the event. While participants were offered (small) wine tastings from …

Cotignac in the mist #Cotignac @MirabeauWine
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Cotignac the perfect Provencal Village

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @Mirabeau Wine: We often wonder how the little village of Cotignac so effortlessly manages to capture people’s hearts. We came to this hamlet in the “Haut Var” just over 6 years ago, after a chaotic and frustrating property search around Aix-en-Provence that left us …

Tineke Stoffels Provence #recipes @MirabeauWine
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Provence Recipes Captured as Art

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @MirabeauWine: Dutch fine art photographer Tineke Stoffels lives near Cotignac, and when we first saw her work, we knew it would be a perfect fit in the Mirabeau Boutique for representing the “Taste of Provence”. Inspired by the magnificent art of the Dutch Masters, …

Views in Cotignac #Cotignac #Var #Provence
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Need 5 Reasons to visit Cotignac

Cotignac’s permanent population hovers around 2,300 people. The official count swells on a sunny Tuesday when throngs of visitors appraise market stalls on the main street — Cours Gambetta. A column of plane trees provide welcome shade to vendors watching their stands that are heaving with tempting melons from Cavaillon, …