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Roy René Factory Museum Calissons
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Roy René the Almond King of Calissons d’Aix

Nothing Without Almonds Le Roy René factory needs some 200 metric tons of almonds annually for the production of calissons d’Aix and nougats. As almonds are one of the key ingredients in these typically Provencal sweets, a reliable supply chain is critical to the operation. In 2016, 300 almond trees, …

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Spagetti Truffle Hunt Pasta
François de MélogueMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Truffle Hunt Pasta Spaghetti with Eggs

Inspiration for Truffle Hunt Pasta! This recipe for a Spaghetti with Eggs is easy to make. And, the ingredients do not overpower the flavour of the truffles.

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Recipes for Figs Jam
Jemma - French LessonsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipes for Figs: Jam, Tarts and Too Much of a Good Thing

This really is a Côte d’Azur heartache. When their fig tree produced fruit in huge quantities the whole family indulged in the bounty. Sadly, Jemma found out the hard way that too many figs, fig jam, fig tarts are not a good thing, in her case. The summer Philippe decided …

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

What Wine to Serve with Veal? Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Bien sûr! Well, it might not seem that obvious. When I was trying to think what I should make to pair with today’s wine – an un-oaked Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc from Château des Fines Roches – I looked at a list of suggested foods and nothing felt right. Pork. Chicken. Seafood. …

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Living in Provence

Restaurant Le Girocèdre Puyméras
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Restaurant Le Girocèdre in Puyméras for Provencal Meals

By Michel The village of Puyméras is located just a seven (7) km northeast of Vaison-la-Romaine, so it is convenient for lunch after the Tuesday morning market and from our house in Sablet. Puyméras is a pretty, small village, at the northern tip of the Vaucluse near the border of …

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Beautiful Mercantour in Winter
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLiz LordStay Fit in Provence

Winter in Provence Snowshoe Mercantour Trails

Active Provence Winter Holiday It’s never too early to start thinking about your winter getaway. Perhaps the warm winter sunshine along the French Riviera coast in Provence is tempting. Maybe you are drawn to traditional skiing and snowboarding in France’s Savoie region or in Liguria’s Piedmont. We are truly blessed …

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Menerbes Luberon Village
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Menerbes the Luberon Village Made for Exploring

Hilltop Menerbes We often find ourselves sitting on the wall on the front edge of the pretty village of Menerbes, while we’re out exploring the area on our bikes. Like so many of the hilltop villages in the Luberon, it has an incredible view that stretches as far as Mont …

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Family-Friendly French Riviera Hikes
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekStay Fit in Provence

3 Family-Friendly French Riviera Hikes

French Riviera Hikes Hikes near Saint-Raphael: There are many reasons why we love the Cote d’Azur. One of them is because of the hiking possibilities. Part of our family loves the mountains, and part of our family loves the sea. On the French Rivièra, and particularly near Saint-Raphael, these two are …

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Jamie Ivey Book Signing
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Join the Provence Guru My Best of Provence Tour

Who is the Provence Guru? During their honeymoon, Jamie Ivey announced to his bride that it was time for a career change. Thankless legal deals and long hours related to corporate mergers were not how he envisioned spending his life. He wanted to become a writer. Ivey proposed a somewhat …

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Pradeep Teotia Class yoga Provence Belle Vie
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Yoga Provence La Belle Vie Beyond the Mat

Yoga in Provence La Belle Vie yoga retreat was in my calendar, but when the weekend finally arrived I was rushed, juggling life. As Pradeep Teotia began his class with his signature “Welcome Home,” all thoughts of my to-do list fell away. The warmth in the room embraced my soul, …

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