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Tastes of Provence

Fresh Spring Menu Ideas Collection Tastes of Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesTaste

Looking for Fresh Spring Menu Ideas? Download Our Provence Collection Now!

Spring in Provence is a delightful experience with the promise of warmer days ahead and market stalls brimming with just-picked ingredients. As the daylight hours get longer and the temperatures rise, shifting from hearty winter meals to lighter seasonal options suits the local produce. We have been fortunate to collaborate …

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Atelier Laurel Cooking Class in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste

A Great Cooking Class in Provence and Lunch with Recipes at Atelier Laurel

The six of us were gathered around the island in Stephanie Villegas’ kitchen wearing olive green Laurel aprons. It was time for our group to stop the banter and pay attention to the chef; otherwise, we might not eat lunch. We were at Atelier Laurel for a hands-on cooking class …

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Stephanie Villegas Private Chef Cooking classes
French Cooking ClassesLearning FrenchStephanie VillegasTaste

Mastering French Cuisine and Language: Cooking Classes in the Charming Alpilles

We are thrilled to introduce our new and exciting service – Cooking and Conversation classes in my village of Fontvieille in the Alpilles. French Language Cooking Classes: In collaboration with Catherine, a certified French teacher with over 25 years of experience, our two-hour class provides a unique blend of culinary …

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Provence's Spring Delights Menu
Provencal RecipesSeasonal MenusStephanie VillegasTaste

Get a Taste of Provence’s Spring Delights Menu with Seasonal Produce

Private chef and cooking school owner Stephanie Villegas created the delicious 2024 spring menu that follows. This 3-course meal includes seasonal produce – peas, artichokes and berries – and mouthwatering roast chicken. Enjoy the taste of Provence this spring. Spring Delights Menu As the vibrant hues of spring bloom around …

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Living in Provence

7 Picnic Spots Provence
ExploreKeith Van SickleLocals Travel Tips

Discover Our Top 7 Favourite Picnic Spots in Provence

My wife Val and I live part of the year in St-Rémy-de-Provence, a little town at the base of the Alpilles Mountains. One of our favourite things is having a picnic lunch and exploring Provence’s beautiful little nooks and crannies. Over the years, we’ve discovered many lovely places to eat …

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Hiking the Nietzsche Trail to Eze Village view
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Hiking the Nietzsche Trail to Eze Village from the Seaside

We were on the French Riviera for a week, staying at a lovely apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer, and one of the things on my to-do list was hiking the Nietzsche Trail to Eze Village. There are many great things about the French Riviera, including the access to public transit, which makes …

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Saignon Luberon Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Provencal Charm 10 Villages to Visit in the Luberon Valley

Provence is known for its picturesque villages and stunning scenery, and the Luberon Valley has some of the most famous towns perched on hillsides, historically for defence purposes and provide lovely photos today. Below is our list of 10 villages that we considered must-sees in the Luberon Valley: Ansouis The …

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Arles Must-See Provence
ExploreLearning FrenchVillages Towns and CitiesVirginie Van Der Wees

Visiting Arles for Art While Learning French in Provence

Jeannie and her daughter, Megan, joined Virginie for a wonderful French immersion week in Provence. They stayed in the studio Mas des Pins during their time in the region. Both mother and daughter are art lovers, so Virginie suggested visiting Arles. The text in English and French (written by Virginie’s …

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Rustrel a Luberon Village for a week in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsVillages Towns and Cities

Holiday Escape to Rustrel: Village Life in the Luberon Valley

We have featured many villages and larger towns from St Remy to Nice in our “Where we live in Provence” series, including other places in the Luberon. Perhaps missed by the typical tourist itineraries, Rustrel is a small Luberon Valley village worth visiting. We asked Beth, who owns a home …

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Provence Lavender Fields Tours
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Experience Provence Lavender Fields and Cultural Highlights with TripUSAFrance Tours

Visiting Provence’s famous lavender fields is truly what dreams are made of. It’s a magical, sensory experience. You inhale the earthy fragrance filling the summer air and see the rows of deep purple flowers dancing toward the horizon. Experience the lavender plateaus and visit many remarkable sites in the South …

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