Olives for sale in the Uzes market #Uzes @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeMarketsTaste

The best Provencal market is in Uzès

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: A man with hairy ears selling goats cheese, a nun blessing us with her wine!  Smiling locals selling linens, ribbons, baskets, and flowers,  cheese makers, olive growers, and an abundance of fresh produce. How can you not visit Uzès fabulous twice-weekly markets, the most …

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Tipping in France @bfblogger2015
Ashley TinkerCurrent EventsExplore

Myth: You’re not Expected to Tip in France

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The only people that don’t tip in French restaurants are tourists that read english language guides about France that tell them they don’t need to tip. It’s true that there isn’t much of a tipping culture here in France; thank goodness! I find the …

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Bec au Vin #Uzes @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeRestaurant ReviewsTaste

Restaurants and dining in Uzès

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: Dining under the golden arches in Place aux Herbes, shaded by the broad sycamore branches in the square. Enjoying ‘feu de bois’ pizzas on a cobbled streets or a pretty terrace. Savouring French cuisine at its best in an elegant dining room or exquisite garden; just a …

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Glimpse into Uzes @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeExplore

Watch this video glimpse into Uzès

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaff: The enchanting medieval bastide city of Uzès, just outside of Provence, in Languedoc Roussillon. Come and wander its cobbled streets, admire its gently worn, shuttered buildings. Discover the Ducal château, its Medieval Garden and iconic Fenestrelle tower. …Continue reading here for the rest of Caroline’s post …

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L'Arbre a Vins #VaisonlaRomaine
AperoCarolyne Kauser-AbbottWine Bars

Better than a Money Tree – L’Arbre à Vins in Vaison

Mathieu Schillinger hails from France’s Alsace region with its fabulous white wines. However, he tells me that it was only when he moved to England that he gained an appreciation for food and wine. An Epicurean paradox? In 2007, Mathieu and his wife returned to France to open a B&B …

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Exploring Provence @Unxplorer
ExploreThe UnexplorerUnique Experiences

One Year Later: What a Month in Provence Taught Me

Last spring, I spent five glorious weeks in Provence, first in the not-so-interesting town of Pignans, then in Saorge, the fairytale village we fell in love with. Whenever I see one of the hundreds of photos I took on that trip, I remember it fondly, though it still feels like …

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Maubec Village #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Maubec – Pure Enchantment

Contributor blog post by Cheryl @ Cobblestones and Vineyards: While I love the popular Luberon villages as much as the next person, I’m always on the hunt for the authentic, remote, captivating places that one just dreams about for years to come. I kept hearing mention of Maubec as a …

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March events in Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerCurrent EventsExplore

March Events in Provence/ Mars en Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Things are starting to feel decidedly spring-like here in Provence. There are orchids in the grass, the almond blossom has just waned in time for the pear trees to start budding. We’ve had, as seemingly everywhere, a mild winter. We haven’t had anywhere near as …

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Street to center of old Uzès #Uzes @OurHouseinProvence
ExploreOur House in ProvenceRoad Trip Ideas

Return to Uzès, the first Duché of France

Contributor blog post by Michel: There are towns and villages we happily visit time and again which is good because our friends are getting to know the Vaucluse and surrounding area almost as well as we do. So it was an easy decision last fall to drive to Uzès; we love …

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Marseille Vieux Port #Marseille @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExplore

Day Out in the Big City with a Marseille Local

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Walking Tour of Marseille Offered by a Local Greeter Robin and I have been living in Provence for 2 years and can you believe it- we’ve never visited Marseille except for getting lost in the city on our way to the Calanques which was slightly …

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