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Tastes of Provence

French Cooking Online Classes Table in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Our List of Virtual French Cooking Online Classes

In a “normal” year, we would attend several cooking classes and culinary demonstrations. Instead, we seem to be buying more cookbooks and trying new recipes, but miss a chef’s creative buzz. The great news is many of our favourite culinary experts and cooking schools have moved to online formats allowing …

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Souvenirs from Provence Chilled Rosé
Guest PostTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Provencal Rosé Online Course and 2020 Growing Season

As I write this article in early October, the harvest season is still underway in Provence, but I can already tell you that the 2020 season will go down as one of the most memorable in history! Harvest Labour In particular, sourcing harvesters has been particularly problematic because of the …

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Madeleines Sweet French Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Craving Madeleines a Sweet French Fix in Aix-en-Provence

Susan Gish may not have a long history of reading works by Marcel Proust, but she shares his love for the classic French cookie-cake = madeleines. She wrote the following, “All I knew was that I am addicted to them. Not all madeleines, just those from Christophe Madeleines in Aix-en-Provence. …

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Salmon Risotto with Goat Cheese
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Salmon Risotto and Rosé a Delicious Wine Pairing

I don’t think I could survive without our Sunday Heirloom Farmers Market in Tuscon, especially these days when we need lots of good fruits and vegetables to keep us healthy and strong. But I also get great cheeses, fish, poultry, and meats there. It is a wonderful market. Although I have …

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Living in Provence

Tour de France St Remy de Provence 2014
Explore: Travel in Provence

Explore the South of France’s Sporting Opportunities

Renowned for its breathtaking architecture, Southern France is one of the globe’s most popular destinations among tourists. The reason for this revolves around its undeniable depth of culture. As well as taking in the picturesque scenery while enjoying local wine and delicious cuisine, Southern France doesn’t shy away from providing …

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Books Recommended Holiday Reading List Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Spots in Provence Which Will Inspire You to Write a Novel

Provence’s diversified nature is what makes it the perfect source of inspiration for writers. For centuries, the South of France has been a getaway for writers and artists looking for creative inspiration. From rolling vineyards over pine forests to lavender fields, Provence can provide you with different experiences, whether you …

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Monaco Views
Explore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

What to See on a Day Trip to Monaco

One of the most famous locations on the French Riviera is the glamorous principality of Monaco. Although it is a separate country to France, it’s close proximity to Nice makes it a great place to head for a day out. Not only is it packed with beautiful views, stunning architecture, …

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Hilltop Villages Côte d'Azur Gourdon, The Eagle’s Nest
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

Hilltop Villages to See the Côte d’Azur Hinterlands

When most people think of the Côte d’Azur, they think of glamorous spots like Cannes, Antibes, and Nice—beautiful cities, all of them. But this glorious corner of France is also home to charming inland villages that are well worth a visit. Let’s look at a few. Gourdon, The Eagle’s Nest …

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Cathedral Bell Tower and Square Ambiance d’Aix two bedroom apartment
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Remember to Keep Looking Up in Aix-en-Provence

When at home in Aix-en-Provence, we never tire of strolling the cobbled lanes, looking up and around to see what new treasures we can spy – have we noticed that fountain before? And look at that interesting frieze just below a roofline!  Looking Up in Aix We have guided our …

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LUMA Arles Arts Centre
AixcentricExplore: Travel in Provence

Plan Your Visit to LUMA Arles Arts Centre

Long-time Aixcentric followers will have read about the development of the old SNCF railway sheds and shunting yards into LUMA Arles, a stylish arts centre, funded by Swiss industrialist and art-lover Maja Hoffman. Hopefully, the photo gives you an idea of the scale of the ‘Parc des Ateliers’ site: the …

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