Château des Alpilles
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A Château in Provence – Château des Alpilles Luxury Stay

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: I wrote the book before I’d been there, which may seem a backwards way to craft a novel. But by the time the book had been outlined, characters created, fictional wines made this place had begun to feel like home. My novel isn’t about this …

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St Remy Picnic Lac Peiroou Provence
ExploreKeith Van Sickle

Secrets of St.-Rémy: The Best Place for a Picnic

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: Just ten minutes from the center of St.-Rémy is a shady picnic spot known only to the locals. It sits along the shores of a lake created thousands of years ago by the Romans. When hordes of tourists crowd into town, it’s nice …

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Saint-Paul-de-Mausole
ExploreOur House in ProvenceProvencal History

Vincent Van Gogh at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, many of them in the last two years …

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St Remy Local Secrets Parking
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St Remy Local Secrets Where to Find Parking

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: The Wednesday morning market in St.-Rémy is one of the best in Provence. And it is very popular, which makes parking a challenge. There are a few spots available in the pay lots and on the street, but they tend to fill up …

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Jardin des Alpilles Secrets of St Remy
Keith Van SickleMarketsTaste

Discover the Secrets of St-Remy: Best Fruits and Vegetables

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: One of the glories of Provence is the fresh produce. And in St.-Rémy, the best place to get it is at the Wednesday market. Every week, dozens of vendors set up shop throughout the charming town center, selling fruits, vegetables, olives, cheeses, lavender …

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Provence Poppy Field View @keith_vansickle
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Travel Tips for Provence a Starter Kit

Contributor blog post by Keith Sickle: Thinking of visiting Provence, the land of glorious lavender fields and charming hilltop villages?  Good for you! But planning a trip to a new destination can be challenging. Where do you begin? What you need is a Provence Starter Kit!  And here it is. …

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Paul Rebeyrolle at Musee Estrine Saint Remy
Current EventsExplorePhilippe Goninet

Exhibition Paul Rebeyrolle at Musée Estrine Saint Remy de Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Yesterday was the opening of the new exhibition at Musée Estrine in Saint Rémy. Curator Elisa Farran was so happy to share Paul Rebeyrolle’s work since it was on her bucket list since she joined the museum 10 years ago and today her dream comes …

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Jean Moulin in Provence History of the Resistance @PerfProvence
ExploreKeith Van SickleProvencal History

Discover the Women of the French Resistance in the Alpilles

There was a very interesting talk in St.-Rémy-de-Provence the other night, about women in the French Resistance.  It focused particular attention on St.-Rémy, where I live part of the year. The talk was organized by the local historical society and featured two historians who specialize in the subject.  The event …

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Flowers in St Remy by @frenchessence
Expat LivingVicki Archer

Q and A With VA: The Split Life In Provence

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: I have another new idea for this year. I have called it Q & A with VA. I receive many emails I would love to share with you and they are emails with all sorts of ideas and questions, from fashion and beauty to …

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Perfectly Provence Video Alpilles Mountains in Autumn
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Must Watch Video Tour in Perfectly Provence

It never gets easier to leave Provence, in fact, it might get harder each time. After several years of spending time in the region, it seems like my list of “must see and should do” just gets longer. Maybe it is because most days are highlighted by an endless sky. …

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