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Tastes of Provence

Pork Chops with Sauce Verte
Main CourseMaison Mirabeau WinesPorkProvencal RecipesTaste

BBQ Pork Chops with Sauce Verte a Summer Recipe

The latest dish from the Mirabeau Kitchen is pork chops with Ben’s signature adaptation of a ‘sauce verte’. This is a simple recipe, that works nicely for a Summer BBQ. Even better, you can make the sauce the day before to save time, and if you have any leftover sauce …

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Summer Drinks Rosé Margarita
DrinksMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Refreshing Summer Drinks try a Rosé Margarita

With Mexican origins, the Margarita is a popular summer cocktail with a sharp, citrus kick. Tart, zingy and satisfying a Margarita is a refreshment that marks those sun-kissed summer moments. However, in the South of France rosé is often the go-to drink for an easy-drinking toast with loved ones. With …

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Panzanella a Summer Salad
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Panzanella a Summer Salad Recipe

It is the height of tomato season, and I cannot get enough of their bright red deliciousness. I will sometimes buy a couple of pounds from one vendor at the farmers market, then see more at another stall and buy them, too. Yes, I have even bought from three different …

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Summer Entertaining in Provence Apero dinatoire
Provencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

Best Summer Entertaining in Provence Apéro Dînatoire

With the summer heat in Provence, I find that an apéro dînatoire is the best way to entertain. I prepare all the dishes in advance except a fig and onion mini puff pastry. Then, 30 minutes before guests arrive, I put out my spread and pop the pastry hors d’oeuvre …

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Living in Provence

Summer Access Calanques Marseille
AixcentricExplore

Summer Access to the Calanques Near Marseille

Access to the Calanques National Park is controlled this summer due to damage to the ecosystem caused by the burgeoning numbers of visitors and increasing fire risks.  The Calanque de Sugiton, which used to attract up to 2,500 people daily, is limited to 400 entries in peak season. Pre-booking one …

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Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
AixcentricExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Where to Eat in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer? Olala Cafe

A walk along the promenade at Les Lecques, around the little port and out to sea along the jetty has always been a family favourite, but I’ve always struggled to find a vegetarian lunch after our walk.  It’s a typical French seaside resort with all the menu choices the locals …

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Abbaye de LerinsCote d'Azur L'ile Saint Honorat
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

10 Islands to Explore Provence and the Côte d’Azur

As is the case in the rest of France, in Provence and along the Mediterranean coast, you don’t need to go far for the landscape to change dramatically. There are mountains, vineyards, orchards, gorges, lakes and sometimes crowds. So, if you feel like you need to get away without going …

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Provence Family Vacation Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Alpilles Provence Family Vacations Fun Ideas for Kids

Those iconic images of rows of lavender, fields of sunflowers and bright red poppies, Roman ruins and cobblestone villages are beautiful landscapes of Provence but not likely to interest your children for long. Family Vacation in Provence Whenever friends visit the Alpilles with their families, it has been our experience …

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marche de noel isle sur sorgue
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Enjoy the Festive Season and Tour Provence this December

Provence is magical during the holiday season, and December is a wonderful time to visit the South of France.  The festivities begin in mid-November, running right through early January. The sparkling, festive ambience of Europe’s Christmas markets is legendary. The Strasbourg Christkindelsmärik is one of the largest in France, with …

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Lavender Fields in Provence
ExploreOur House in Provence

Hunting for Lavender Fields in Provence

As I told you in my previous post about my favourite things in Provence, one of them is finding purple fields of lavender under a brilliant blue summer sky. So, of course, our first outing after arriving back in Sablet after our long absence due to the pandemic was to …

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