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Explore Avignon’s Famous Sites and Where to Eat Lunch

We almost always visit Avignon a few days after we arrive in Provence. Our home in Sablet (available for holiday rentals) is only about 40 kilometres away, so it’s a quick drive. The old part of Avignon is enclosed within ancient walls along the Rhone River. The largest town in …

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Where to Eat Lunch in Chateauneuf du Pape
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Wondering Where to have Lunch in Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

If you are looking for an excellent place to lunch in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, go to Le Comptoir de la Mere Germaine. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a small medieval village about 30 km from our home in Sablet (available for holiday rental). The town spreads out on the hillside at the foot of the …

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Cooking with Lavender 12 Sweet and Savoury Recipes to Try

Lavender’s intoxicating fragrance is like a journey into a perfume bottle. So why not take that into the kitchen? The herb is a member of the mint family, and specifically grown culinary lavender is edible and adds a unique flavour to baked goods, desserts, and savoury dishes. The important thing …

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French Pastry Chef Nicolas Dolbeau
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The Vision of French Pastry Chef Nicolas Dolbeau and his Wife Sophie

After 20 years of experience working in the finest restaurants worldwide, 35-year-old French Pastry Chef Nicolas Dolbeau decided to start his project. Thanks to the support of his wife, Sophie, he created his company, bringing the art of pastry making to his home. Meeting French Pastry Chef Nicolas Dolbeau When …

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The Perrier Museum property entrance
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The Perrier Museum and Source Find Out What’s the Hubbub Over Bubbles?

In the tiny town of Vergèze, near the fabulous Roman city of Nîmes, stands the mega powerhouse producer of bottled water bubbles known worldwide as Perrier. The Perrier Museum The story behind this “Champagne of table waters” becoming a globally recognized brand began over 160 years ago. While on a …

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Castle Hill Cemetery Coastal Walks Near Nice
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Nice, France 10 Must-See Places When Visiting the French Riviera City

Thankfully, “gap year” was not something I had ever heard of when I was in school. Otherwise, I would have lobbied to spend a year, or a lifetime, in Europe. Instead, I followed the traditional and well-beaten path, graduating and then travelling through Europe on a Eurail pass for as …

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Alpilles Escapade Car Rally
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Alpilles Escapade Car Rally Discovery of this Beautiful Part of Provence

A large group of friends were visiting us in Provence in September. Our dilemma was introducing the first-timers to the highlights of the Alpilles and keeping everyone else interested in discovering some (new to them) hidden gems of the region. After some back-and-forth, we created a car rally itinerary that …

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My Provence – Always Local and Now in English

My Provence is the website associated with the Provence Tourism office. With a focus on the Bouches du Rhône, it’s a terrific resource for current events, fun things to do in the region and a few hidden gems that locals might not know about. It is a local travel website …

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Relatum - Sky underneath In collaboration with Tadao Ando
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Reasons to Visit Arles, France from Van Gogh to Contemporary Art

Arles’s contemporary art scene is another reason visitors flock to the city. In this post, one of my favourite Uzès-based British artists, Gilly Beal, visits Arles and shares her impressions of Arles’s artistic renaissance and burgeoning contemporary art scene. Van Gogh in Arles Nestled amidst the inspiring landscapes of the …

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Château Saint-Pierre de Mejans Cave
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Join Pitcher and Powell for a Culinary Tour in Provence in September

Pitcher and Powell is a small travel company that combines the creative talents and cooking passions of two talented ladies. Join them for a week-long culinary tour in Provence from September 28 – October 5, 2024. Please continue reading below for details on this trip and why you should book …

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