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Tastes of Provence

Spicy Gin Winter Punch
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Spicy Gin Winter Punch

When you’re looking for a beverage to enjoy on a cold winter’s eve, this delightfully spiced cocktail is a must-have! Mirabeau rosé wines and liquors are delicate, divine, elegant, and uncomplicated — a surefire way to enjoy the flavours of the French countryside in the comfort of your own home. …

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Provencal Beef Stew
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Gardiane de Taureau Provencal Beef or Bull Stew

Are you looking for winter comfort food? This French meat stew makes a cold day a little warmer. Gardiane de Taureau, or gardianne, is also known as a daube camarguaise or daube des gardians. Our recipe for this traditional Provencal stew includes marinaded, slow-cooked meat from the black bulls (taureaux) …

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Cauliflower Gratin Easy Side Dish
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Cauliflower Gratin an Easy Side Dish

Cauliflower Gratin is the perfect cold-weather side dish to add to your meal. It is a wonderful combination of baked vegetables, cheese, and bechamel sauce. This gratin is easy to make and can be enjoyed by everyone! If you are looking for an easy and delicious side dish to complete …

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Les Petits Farcis Stuffed Vegetables Provencal
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Les Petits Farcis Stuffed Vegetables Provencal-Style

One of the most endearing and favourite of all Provencal dishes is Petits Farcis or stuffed vegetables, also known as lu farçum in the Niçard (Nice) dialect. They are the perfect and easy family meal that can be served hot, cold, or warm and everyone loves to eat them. Petits Farcis are …

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Living in Provence

Jil Steenhuis painting the Almond Blossoms
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Provence Painting Weeks with Jill Steenhuis Embrace the Soul

Have you ever dreamed of painting in the place where Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and many others found inspiration? If so, join Jill Steenhuis, an American who has spent four decades studying the same landscapes as these masters, for a painting week in Provence. Provence …

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Orgon Notre Dame de Beauregard Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Discover These Authentic Alpilles Villages

Within the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles are several villages, each with a distinctive character. Authentic Alpilles Villages Below, we highlight a few towns that are not typically on visitors’ itineraries. These villages have as much history and charm as their popular neighbours. But perhaps with some additional authenticity as …

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Merry Christmas Perfectly Provence 2017
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Happy Holidays from Perfectly Provence

Holiday Wishes! It’s time to wish everyone all the best for this joyful season – Happy, Healthy Holidays! However, before we head out on a technology break, it’s time to acknowledge all our terrific contributors. Inspired by Provence Lynne launched Aixcentric intending to post current events happening in and around …

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

Provence for the Holidays a Christmas Tour

Holidays in Provence Tree branches drip with sparkling white lights and the spicy fragrances of clove, cinnamon and star anise scent the air. Laughter bubbles from the market stall selling vin chaud. “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” ~Alice in Wonderland No indeed. Provence is magical during …

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Visit Isle sur la Sorgue
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Our Top Ideas for a Day in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Antiques, art, waterwheels, and shopping are among the many reasons to visit the “Venice of Provence” – L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. The busy town on the Sorgue River was at one time a fishing village. Below are some ideas on spending a day in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue exploring the boutiques, galleries and taking in the …

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Le Barroux Village Vaucluse
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Le Barroux Village in the Vaucluse and Family Connections

Who doesn’t love a good family mystery? My father Daniel Augsburger was born in Switzerland. His mother was French and at a young age, the family moved to the South of France. He came to the United States in 1939, just prior to World War II for college and to …

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