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Absinthe French Drink National Absinthe Day
Taste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Absinthe the French Drink with a Poor Reputation

Absinthe the Green Fairy Two highly-alcoholic beverages with herbal ingredients absinthe and pastis are both significantly linked to the food heritage of Provence. Absinthe is a spirit, not a liqueur as it does not contain sugar. Typically a green liquid, it is often referred to as “la fée verte” or “the green fairy.” …

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Searching Black Truffles Chefs Cooking
Local Food Producers in ProvencePetra CarterTaste: Food & Drink

Searching for Black Truffles the Millionaire’s Mushroom

Black Truffle Season Right now it is truffle season in the South of France and Uzes, well-known for its truffles, celebrated with its famous, annual Fête de la Truffe in January. Each year a mountain of sand arrives in the Place aux Herbes, planted here and there with oak and …

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Abbaye de Lérins Wine Ile Saint Honorat
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Abbaye de Lérins Wine and Steak au Poivre its Heavenly

By David Scott Allen Susan and Towny, and their daughter Alex, came to Tucson at the end of July. With them, they brought – among other wines – this gem. I am sorry to inform you that this isn’t a wine you will be able to get in the United …

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Coeur à la Crème au Chocolat
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Chocolate Hearts Coeur à la Crème au Chocolat

This dessert – a heart of cream – might just as easily be called “You had me at chocolate.” Coeur à la Crème au Chocolat lives up to its name creamy, chocolaty and delicious. Make this dessert at least a day in advance to make certain the liquid has time to …

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Living in Provence

Provence Perfect Slow Vacation
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest Post

Provence the Perfect Place for a Slow Vacation

Trends and Travel You have probably gotten used to the rushed pace of life today. Trends come and go not like seasons but like parts of the day. One day, people are standing in line to taste cronuts or whatever other food is trending on social media, on the next, …

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Discovering Antibes France Boating on the Med
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJ. ChristinaVillages Towns and Cities

Discovering Antibes France on the French Riviera

Antibes, France Port Antibes is a Mediterranean resort town located in the Alpes-Maritimes department of southeastern France. The city is nestled on the coastline of the Cote d’Azur, snuggled between ritzy Cannes and Nice. The city of Antibes is associated with its mega-yacht capital of the world, Port Vauban. This dynamic …

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Ardeche Ideas Day Trips Uzès
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Ideas for Day Trips from Uzès

By Barefoot Blogger: For visitors to Uzès there’s always something to keep you busy. If you’re not shopping on market day or wandering through the ancient town and discovering its charming streets and alleyways, you’re walking beside the stream in the Valle du l’Eure. Perhaps you would like to venture …

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Nice Port Long Weekend French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

How to Spend a Long Weekend on the French Riviera

This article by Amy Lynne Hayes is from the French Quarter Magazine. The French Riviera. The phrase conjures up images of crystal blue waters and golden sunshine. Beautiful people are strolling down the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, and the ladies are looking effortlessly chic. Surely there is someone famous hiding …

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Day Trips Around Nice
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsMary Kay Seales

Top 10 Day Trips Around Nice a French Riviera Guide

Day Trips Around Nice Time’s a Wasting! Stop Dreaming & Start Packing for your Summer 2019 Trip to the French Riviera If you’re a regular to the French Riviera, then you already know that the hip city of Nice with seven kilometres of beaches makes a great base for exploring …

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Ochre Cliffs Roussillon Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Don’t Miss the Ochre Cliffs of Roussillon in Provence

By Michel: We rarely go to our home in Sablet without taking a day trip to Roussillon, a village in the Luberon about 35 miles southeast of Sablet. We never tire of seeing this colourful village, tinted by 17 different colours of ochre that used to be mined here; this makes Roussillon unique …

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