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Vinsobres Southern Rhône Wine
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Vinsobres Southern Rhône Wine and Spicy Lamb Shanks

By David Scott Allen Once again, I think I was very lucky with this pairing. I was serving Persian-spiced Lamb Shanks to friends who drink only red wine. And only red wine from France. Picky, picky. We had just returned from three glorious weeks in Sicily (stay tuned for a …

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Citrus Almond Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Citrus Almond Cake Everyone will Love

Almonds, olives, tomatoes, and citrus fruit are some of the culinary signatures of the Mediterranean climate. In Provence, the citrus groves are found on the Côte d’Azur near Menton. There is no question that a visit Menton one year during the Fête du Citron is on my travel bucket list. However, …

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Sacristains Sweet Easy Recipe Finished
Agathe ForestBreadsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Sacristains Sweet and Decadently Easy Recipe

sacristains (French word) is a little harder to classify, and the origins are equally mysterious. Made with puff pastry (pâte feuilletée) layers of sugar and almonds and a quick trip to the oven make this crispy treat…heavenly

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Mulled Wine Vin Chaud
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Warm-up the Holidays with Mulled Wine – Vin Chaud

What’s a Christmas market in France be without some mulled wine? In fact, what is winter without mulled wine? As one of our followers pointed out, it also adds such a delicious smell to your house. Enjoy (in moderation of course). The advantage to making it yourself is that you …

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Living in Provence

Visit Château la Coste Art Wine
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in Provence

Visit Château La Coste for Art, Architecture and Wine

Nestled among rolling vineyards between the historic city of Aix-en-Provence (14km) and the stunning Luberon Valley (21km) you will find Château La Coste. Purchased by Irish real estate developer Paddy McKillen in 2002, the ordinary has been transformed into the extraordinary. Château La Coste is now a stunning domain set within 600 hectares, dedicated not just …

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Lourmarin Off-Season
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Luberon Villages Lourmarin in the Off-Sesason

It’s raining today in Provence and after nearly a month of clear, blue skies and gentle, warm autumnal days, temperatures have plummeted signalling the beginnings of winter. Nowhere, even Lourmarin, is idyllic in the rain, or is it? Perhaps enticed by the recently hung lights across the streets of the village …

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Provence Goût et Voyage Culinary Travel @goutetvoyage
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursMartine Bertin-Peterson

A Day in Provence with Goût et Voyage en Francais

A Day in Provence On a sunny late Spring morning, we gather on the terrace of our small, boutique hotel for breakfast. Over warm, freshly baked croissants, home-made jam, fresh fruit and local cheeses our group of six (6) contemplates the day’s itinerary. The topic of our French conversation this …

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Gordes A Good Year Movie
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in Provence

Revisiting Film locations for “A Good Year” in Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: I told you in a previous post that “A Good Year” starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard is my favorite American/British-made movie set in the South of France. The movie is directed by Ridley Scott who himself lives in the Luberon and is based on a …

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Musée de la Romanité NImes
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Musée de la Romanité in Nimes a Must-Visit

By Aixcentric: The British press has been fulsome in its praise of the Musée de la Romanité in Nimes which opened in June – I couldn’t wait to visit. Brand-new museums worldwide are making use of the latest building techniques and materials to construct breath-taking spaces to show beautifully-lit exhibits.  And this …

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One Day Aix-en-Provence
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Only One Day to Spend in Aix-en-Provence

By Barefoot Blogger Aix-en-Provence in One Day It’s surprising to me that when people come to Provence their tours are often so short. Travelling from the Côte d’ Azur to Marseilles, to Aix-en-Provence, to Montpelier, to St. Rémy, to the Luberon, to Avignon, and all the quaint villages in between …

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