Ateliers Fourwinds Aureille
BoutiqueProvencal Artists

Ateliers Fourwinds Breathing New Artistic Energy in Aureille

At first glance, one might think nothing much has changed at Ateliers Fourwinds since my last visit four years ago. Which, is exactly what the new partners want for this artistic workshop (atelier) space with its natural vistas of the Alpilles. Their desire was to breathe new artistic energy into this …

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Provence Painting Sessions Duncan Barker Uzes
BoutiqueDuncan BarkerProvencal Artists

Provence Painting Sessions Capturing the Scenes on Canvas

As a painter in the South of France, you rarely feel alone. There are reminders everywhere of those who have gone before – of Cézanne in the countryside around Aix and of Gauguin and Van Gogh in Arles and Saint-Rémy. But not all these impressions are specific to a place. …

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Holiday Retreats in Provence
ExploreRebecca RonaneUnique Experiences

Why Should you Consider Women’s Holiday Retreats in Provence

Have you had those moments in life when the jigsaw puzzle starts to fall in place? At 50 plus they  can come thick and fast, that’s if you let them and more importantly, that you believe you deserve them. The beginning of the summer season of 2016 I had one of …

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Calanque Cassis #Provence @privateprovence
Active ProvenceExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Re-Energize Provence

The following guest post is by American-expat Emily Durand who runs a company called Your Private Provence a bi-lingual guide and travel planner. The following is her post on why Provence is the place to go to get re-energized. XXXXXXXX An outdoor café, a pastis, the sun on my face and a …

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Jill Douglas artist painting @AtelierFourwinds
BoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal ArtistsTrips and Tour Guides

Painting Workshops in Provence with Jill Douglas

Depending on your perspective the tiny village of Aureille, on the southern slopes of the Alpilles, is either old-school Provence at its best or way too sleepy. If this part of Provence were America’s wild west, Aureille might be described as a “one horse town.” There are two main roads, …

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L’Escalet St Tropez #StTropez @RivieraGrape
Active ProvenceExploreRebecca Whitlocke

Pilates and wine tasting weekends St Tropez

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: If you’re looking to refresh and refocus after summer, head to St Tropez where there are two high-demand Pilates and wine tasting weekends scheduled at a stunning villa. The villa is in L’Escalet, which is about 20 minutes from St Tropez centre and in …

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Provence Yoga Retreats #Provence #Yoga
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreUnique Experiences

Yoga Retreats in Provence Zen for Foodies

What are the chances of two American expats from Colorado reconnecting in a yoga class in Provence? It seems that the odds are better than buying a lottery ticket. Jane Satow and Sabrina Sadeghi Millecamp spent a number of years living in healthy Colorado State, practicing yoga and enjoying mountain …

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