Discover Orgon Village Alpilles views
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Discover Historic Orgon the Charming Village Beyond the N7

Orgon is a Provencal town with a reputation problem. To appreciate the town’s history and its dramatic natural backdrop, on the edge of the Alpilles, you need to veer off the Route Nationale 7 (N7) and stroll through the old streets to discover the charms of Orgon. Steady vehicle traffic …

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San Quentin la Poterie
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Oh La La! Visit San Quentin la Poterie and its Pottery

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Imagine a little village in the south of France where the main industries are farming and pottery. Can you think of a place that is more “down to earth?” (Pun intended!) Friday is market day in San Quentin la Poterie. It’s only a few …

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Visit Aubagne ARGILLA 2017
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Visit Aubagne for ARGILLA 2017 to Explore the Ceramics Artists

In early August, Aubagne will once again host ARGILLA the biennial marketplace for ceramics artists. Each year a country is selected as the thematic focus of the event, this year it is Spain. The 14th edition of this international pottery market and festival opens to the public on August 5th and …

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Bonnieux pottery market
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Not to be Missed Easter Bonnieux Pottery Market

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The pottery market at Bonnieux is one of the many events happening this upcoming Easter weekend in Provence. This is one of my favourite pottery markets not only for the artists but for the location. Bonnieux is one of the hilltop towns located in the …

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Day Out in: Saint Quentin la Poterie

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: During our recent stay at Mas d’Augustine in Langudoc-Roussillion, we took a quick drive to check out the nearby village of Saint Quentin la Poterie. Saint Quentin has had a history of pottery making for centuries. Kilns (where the clay is baked) date back …

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Lavender displays #Lavender #ExploreProvence @VaucluseDreamer
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The Apt Lavender Festival Lavender Everywhere

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: For the last week Apt has been turning purple. Over the last couple of weeks more and more displays like this lavender-themed one have been appearing in Apt. Not only have the fields around the town been scenting the air with Lavender, but purple bunting has appeared, …

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Pottery in #Montpellier Ateliers Saint Roch @VaucluseDreamer
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Visiting a Potter round Montpellier

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Anyone who really knows me will say I’m not really a city person. I’ve always lived in small villages or on the edge of small market towns and although I enjoy spending the odd day in a large town or city – I usually can’t …

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Great raku pottery #market #Avignon @VaucluseDreamer
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P is for Pottery Markets

Contributor blog post by  Vaucluse Dreamer: As a mother of 2 rugby-loving teenage boys I know that there is potentially a very short shelf-life for any nice pieces of pottery in our house, which is such a pity. I must admit that both my hubby and I look forward to …

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Aubagne Argilla Marché Potier

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Ashley of Curious Provence writes about her favourite market stand, and a trip to a huge pottery market that is held every August in Aubagne. Yesterday, I went to one of the five largest pottery markets in Europe. For the past weekend, the bi-annual …

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September Events in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The bull running, local village fêtes, pastis and rosé drinking aren’t slowing down just yet. Here is my selection of the many events going on this month primarily in the Bouches du Rhône region of Provence. As you can see, I’ve favoured village festivities …

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