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Tastes of Provence

Chez Etienne Restaurant Marseille
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Why Pay a Visit to Chez Etienne Restaurant in Marseille’s Le Panier Quartier

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Peter Mayle once wrote that Chez Etienne was his favourite Marseille restaurant for lunch and it seems he is not alone. As the locals say, ‘Il faut absolument passer, un fois, dans sa vie, chez Etienne’. Even Gault & Millau call it a ‘veritable institution’. Mayle …

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Seared Duck Breast
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Seared Duck Breast with Clementine-Pomegranate Beurre Blanc

Seared duck breast is quick and easy to cook. The meat is seared on high-temperature for about 5 minutes a side, then allowed to rest. However, the trick with duck is to create just the right sauce – fruity, savoury, wine or port. The inspiration for this recipe comes from Christmas flavours (citrus and pomegranate) and colours, and I served it for good friends during the holidays.

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Domaine Richeaume Aix-en-Provence ProvenceWineZine
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine Richeaume: Taking the Provencal Wine Road Less Travelled

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Sylvain Hoesch was not going to be a winemaker. “No,” he answered, rather emphatically for a man who seemed to have such a quiet demeanor. “I was sure I was going to do something else.” Hoesch grew up on Domaine Richeaume, the 65-hectare (160-acre) estate …

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Croissants Pain aux Chocolate Recipe @ATableenProvence
BreadsPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

How to Make Croissants and Pain aux Chocolate

Croissants are not typically Provencal fare, but you can expect every respectable bakery to present their version of this French pastry for sale. However, if you want to find the good stuff listen to the Parisians debating where to find a decent baguette, the best tarte tropézienne and a croissant …

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Living in Provence

Cycling Mont Ventoux Gorges de la Nesque
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Cycling Mont Ventoux and the Gorges de la Nesque in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I can honestly say that cycling in Provence is always a delight, but sometimes we do a new ride that just makes my heart sing & leaves me feeling as if I’m grinning ‘from the inside out’ and that’s just how I felt after doing this route earlier this week. …

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Château de Saumane interiors
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

Touring Mysterious Château de Saumane in the Vaucluse

Until recently the village of Saumane, in the Vaucluse, was not on many tourist’s itineraries and the town’s residents probably liked it that way. After four years of restoration work and a large budget, the hilltop Château de Saumane has opened for public visits during summer months. Writer, philosopher, political …

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Moustiers Sainte-Marie
Explore: Travel in ProvenceThe UnexplorerVillages Towns and Cities

Rain on My Parade During a Visit to Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: After a breathtaking kayak tour of Gorges du Verdon, my yoga group visited one of the sweetest little towns I’d seen in Provence, France. Moustiers Sainte-Marie is about half an hour north of the electric turquoise waters that fill what is known as France’s Grand …

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Morning Walk Lagnes to Sorgue @vauclusedreamer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

A Morning’s Walk – from Lagnes to the source of the Sorgue

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: As I mentioned in my last couple of blogs we’ve really enjoyed exploring the area on foot this Winter and in turn it has meant we’ve had a very happy dog! We have managed to discover some new walks, but have also enjoyed treading well-worn …

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Hiking Viens @Vauclusedreamer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Hiking and Hunting for Rhinos near Viens

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: One of the things we love about Provence is its wonderful wildlife and recently we’ve been lucky enough to watch ‘Sangliers’ foraging at the side of the road…….. Please excuse my photography! And have seen Vultures flying off the Petit Luberon and near Sault, but …

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Visit Cannes Events Travel Tips Film Festival @AccessRiviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

25 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cannes in 2018

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Cannes is one of the most popular destinations in southern France and home to a dynamic variety of sport, cultural and artistic events, as well as over 40 trade fairs, conferences and business meets yearly. If you’re looking for somewhere to visit with a …

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