Jardins d’Albertas Bouc-Bel-Air Provence
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The Jardins d’Albertas of Bouc-Bel-Air and Casanova’s Visit in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Whether fiction or not, Nutmeg thinks it is appropriate that Casanova the infamous Venetian writer, gambler and reputed womanizer is weaved into the history of les Jardins d’Albertas. This garden, owned by the Albertas family, is located just a few minutes outside of Aix-en-Provence in the …

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Autumn Garden South France
Expat LivingPhoebe Thomas

Living in the South of France – my autumn garden

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Back in late 2015 I was asked by the magazine Living France to write a series of articles about my garden in the Côte d’Azur. I wrote one for each season and couldn’t publish them here on the blog as the magazine, being an actual …

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Sentiers de L’Abondance
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGardens

Why Visit Les Sentiers de L’Abondance a Special Garden Project in Eygalieres

On a hot July afternoon, Girl Gone Gallic and I set out to discover Provence’s pathways of abundance. The inspiration for the name of this property came from a book by French author and garden lover Adrienne Cazeilles. Les Sentiers de L’Abondance is the name of a unique garden located …

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La Louve Garden Jardin Remarkable Bonnieux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGardens

La Louve a Remarkable Garden and Green Oasis in Bonnieux

It rains a lot in Normandy. So, two residents of northern France to deciding to spend their retirement years in Provence would hardly be considered unusual. Sylvie and Pascal Verger were searching for a village house with a garden for their relocation from Honfleur. However, the trigger for their real …

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A New French Riviera Garden Festival
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A New French Riviera Garden Festival

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The ‘Festival des Jardins de la Cote d’Azur’ looks to be an interesting new venture. It runs every day from 1st April to 1st May in Nice, Cannes, Grasse, Antibes and Menton. There are two sections to this festival. The first will be 10 gardens specially …

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Nature on the French Riviera @Fibitee
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A frog and 3 snakes in my French garden

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: It’s been a while since I’ve written about the wildlife at Lou Messugo but not for the lack of it, far from it, this summer has been all about snakessssssss and pretty green frogs. I guess that could be a bit of an exaggeration …

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My French garden summer in Alpes-Maritimes @Fibitee
ExplorePhoebe Thomas

My French garden: summer in Alpes-Maritimes

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Last year I was contacted by Living France magazine and interviewed for a short article about the garden at Lou Messugo. They found me through all the posts I have written here on the blog over the years about creating and developing our garden. …

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Iris Jardin de l’Achimiste #Gardens #Provence @PerfProvence
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Jardin de l’Achimiste in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ginger and Nutmeg: In a green maze – that is how your journey starts. Wandering aimlessly through the hedge circuit your footsteps form the letters, as your shoulders rub against the thick shrubbery. The characters spell Bereishit the first word of the Torah, a Hebrew word …

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Garden Furniture @Hildast
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Garden Furniture Impulse buy or 3 year search

Perhaps it is the weather or the hunt for a bargain that drives literally thousands of people to visit a brocante (second-hand markets) especially in the summer. Well-known places such as Isle-sur-la Sorgue seamlessly blend antiques with second hand goods. I have never known what is a bargain and what …

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Lou Messugo November garden @FibiTee
Expat LivingPhoebe Thomas

Colourful autumn garden in Provence

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: We are experiencing the most wonderful autumn in the South of France.  For several weeks now the mercury has been hitting the 20s, with a high of 28°c last week!  November is often lovely on the French Riviera but these temperatures are even higher …

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