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Tastes of Provence

La Table de Nicolas St Remy de Provence
Keith Van SickleRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Try A La Table de Nicolas for Fresh Dining in St-Remy

Dining in St Remy de Provence It’s difficult to become certified as a Master Restaurateur in France. Not only do you have to be able to cook at a high level, but everything must be homemade, not thawed or reheated.  When you find a restaurant with a Maître Restauranteur in …

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Slow-Cooked Spring lamb and Peas
LambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Slow-Cooked Spring Lamb and Fresh Peas

Spring lamb and fresh peas will always be my go-to recipe for Easter. This combination is the culinary equivalent of putting away your winter coats. Fortunately, now that I live on the French Riviera, I no longer have to worry about heavy winter jackets. In Provence, the lamb is grass-fed and delicious.

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Nice Rosé Wine Tasting
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

When in Nice Rosé Wine Tasting and Niçoise Street Food

Rosé Tasting on Fridays Rosé wine and the Mediterranean lifestyle are deeply intertwined. France and Provence, in particular, is the leading global producer of rosé. However, with promotions like ‘Rosé all Day’ it’s possible to think of this wine as a fad. It’s not! Rosé was the preferred grape-based drink …

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l’Auberge la Fenière Restaurant Dessert
Keith Van SickleRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Auberge la Fenière Where Gastronomy Meets Gluten-Free

When is the last time you said to yourself, “I could really go for a gluten-free meal”? That would probably be…never.  Who wants bread with the consistency of a hockey puck?  Or pasta that needs a mountain of sauce to make it edible?  And as for cakes and pies – …

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Living in Provence

Visit Provence Beaux Villages Provence Villages Les Plus Beaux Villages de France Logo
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to Provence and Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

By Barefoot Blogger There’s a new obsession running around in my head: “visit as many of France’s ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages‘ as I possibly can.”  So far, I’ve seen only 10 out of some 156 “authentic” Les Plus Beaux Villages. I have a lot of traveling to do. Les Plus …

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September Yoga Retreat Provence La Belle Vie Mas de l'Amarine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

September Yoga Retreat in Provence

Yoga Retreat in Provence La Belle Vie team is back for a September yoga retreat in St Remy de Provence from September 20-26, 2019. The peaceful setting at Mas de l’Amarine remains the anchor for the yoga program. Building on the success of their retreat in October 2018, the itinerary …

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June Lavender Tour Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

June Lavender Tour in Provence Experience the Magic

Magical Lavender Spotting a lavender field in flower for the first time is magical, but it’s the fragrance that is heavenly. The tiny plants stretch towards the horizon, like small purple streams. It’s little wonder why you see so many images of people posing against this stunning backdrop. Lavender fields, …

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Marseille History Visit Provence
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Marseille a City that History Buffs Should Visit

By Barefoot Blogger: Admittedly, my (old) view of Marseille came from mob and war stories in books, on TV and movies. Now after visiting the city, I’m impressed. To me, Marseille’s story is one of resilience. It shows how perseverance conquers adversity. Marseille’s Story: Prehistory and Ancient Massalia The earliest …

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Family-Friendly Holidays French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostLocals Travel Tips

Top 8 French Riviera Things to do en Famille

Top Picks for Family-Friendly French Riviera This guest post on ideas for activities for the whole family on the French Riviera comes from Helen Bates. Bates and her husband, Niall, have been living in the South of France for 12 years after leaving their careers in finance in the City …

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Hot Air Ballooning Provence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Up Up and Away Hot Air Ballooning in Provence

By Ashley Tinker: Hot Air Ballooning in Provence A couple months ago we were invited on a hot air balloon ride with AeroProvence. I think Tom, the owner, felt obligated with my enthusiastic likes and comments on all his instagram posts of fields and fields of lavender. Experiencing a ride …

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