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Brews Drinking Craft Beer French Riviera
Phoebe ThomasTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Cool Brews Drinking Craft Beer on the French Riviera

It’s Friday evening apéro time, and I’m trying to decide which beer to drink for my apéritif. Despite being in lockdown, or in fact strangely, thanks to being in lockdown, I have an unusually large and varied selection of craft beers from French Riviera independent breweries to choose from. This …

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La Grange à Lorgues Market coffee tea stand
Local Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkVictoria Koning

La Grange à Lorgues Building a Lifestyle Coffee Store

Marcel and I have been working with Hamish and Veruschka, of Lorgues Coffee Roasters, on their new website for some time. We love their passion and dedication to providing the yummiest, freshest coffees and teas. Each week they can be found at local markets, and Tuesdays are a home game …

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Quick Summer Salad Zucchini Recipe
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

A Quick Summer Salad with Zucchini Squash

Regardless of location, there is probably nothing I like more than visiting a farmer’s market in the summer. However, if I were honest the daily Provencal marchés and Italian mercatos have a certain amount of charm that our local market lacks. However, with travel restrictions this year, I have been …

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Seared Lamb Medallions Tamari Ginger Glaze
David Scott AllenLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Seared Lamb Medallions with Asian Flavours

The following recipe for seared lamb medallions with an Asian inspired tamari-ginger glaze is a happy consequence that I almost butchered. It wasn’t a special occasion, but I had a menu plan to pair with a red wine blend from Domaine de la Citadelle – Gouverneur Saint-Auban Rouge. The result …

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Living in Provence

Safe Cycling Top French Riviera en Famille
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostLocals Travel Tips

Tons of Summer Family Fun on the French Riviera

After a rocky start to the year, the French Riviera beaches and the sparkling Mediterranean are calling your family’s name. The following post first appeared on French Riviera Family Activities with many suggestions for family-friendly fun on and off the coast. Family Fun Near the Coast Go Wild: An hour …

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Classic Car Rentals Provence Yes Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Drive a Classic Car with Rentals from Yes Provence

The joy of seeing a Citroën 2CV cruising the Provence roads puts a smile on your face. The team at Yes Provence is increasing the number of grins in the region with their classic rental car fleet. Their vehicles include; 2CVs, an Austin Mini, Citroën Méharis (think Bridgette Bardot’s car), …

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La Ferme Chapouton Grignan Village Drome
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

La Ferme Chapouton in Grignan and Many Reasons to Visit

Lunch at La Ferme Chapouton We have made several visits to the village of Grignan in the Drôme Provençale, an area that falls between the Rhône River and the Alps north of the Vaucluse. A few weeks ago with friends Steve and Mary, we decided to go to Grignan, to try …

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Visit Avignon Festivals Food
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Visit Avignon for Festivals, Food and Popes

The Papal City Avignon is 40 km southwest of Sablet, snuggled inside ancient walls along the Rhône River. The largest town in the Vaucluse, Avignon is very old, full of history, art, music and activity. I can spend hours wandering the narrow streets inside the fortified walls without getting bored. …

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St Remy Hotel de Ville
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Our St Remy de Provence Lifestyle

For two decades, Gayle Padgett and her husband Ralph maintained a long-distance relationship with Provence. They often travelled to the South of France during their vacation time from US government jobs in Germany. As their retirement years approached, the “Where are we going to live?” question loomed. The couple chose …

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Emily Durand Your Private Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Gardens and Charming Villages a Visit to Provence

Emily Durand, the founder of Your Private Provence, decided to turn her Covid-19 lockdown experience from lemons into lemonade. She refined her ideas for small-group tour itineraries in Provence, resulting in a delightful combination of charming villages, gardens and comfortable accommodation. Vaucluse Vineyards and Views The eight (8) night trip …

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