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Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireVictoria Koning

Enjoy this Virtual Art Tour of Cotignac in the Var

Cotignac is a small but lively village in the Var region with a rich and fascinating history that goes right back to medieval times. It is an ‘open village’ that already provides a colourful history, but for lovers of art, there is far more than meets the eye, as Cotignac …

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Restaurant du Cours Provencal Village Life Cotignac
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

The Benefits of Provencal Village Life in Cotignac

Cotignac in Provence’s Var Susana Iwase Hanson is the founder of Provence Living Cotignac, after living on several continents, she and her husband discovered Cotignac, a quiet village in the Var, a decade ago (read her interesting backstory). Cotignac’s residents enjoy the benefits of living in the Provencal countryside with the …

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Brocante Cotignac Boutique
InspireMaison Mirabeau WinesShopping & Gifts

Brocante in Cotignac Le Passé – Le Présent Boutique

By Sophie Bellard: Le Passé – Le Présent is a boutique a cave of wonders, a true cavern of Ali Baba in the center of Cotignac. Nadine Dehennin and her husband opened this brocante and decoration shop more than 30 years ago. It is full of beautiful discoveries, one-of-a-kind items that …

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Domaine Saint Joseph Renovated Provencal Farmhouse Cotignac
Maison Mirabeau WinesRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Stay at a Renovated Provencal Farmhouse in Cotignac

Back in October, our lovely foodie friends Alexandra Dudley, Laura Jackson and Billy & Jack visited us (see Cooking up some serious sunshine in Cotignac) and stayed just outside Cotignac in a beautifully renovated farmhouse from the 17th and 18th centuries, the Domaine Saint Joseph. Its owner, Charlotte Baring, is a talented …

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Provence Saffron in Cotignac
Local Food ProducersMaison Mirabeau WinesTaste

Harvesting the Saffron of Provence in Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Jean Leclerq and his partner Sabine are a dedicated couple who own a very special place hidden away in the hills behind our little village of Cotignac.  They have started our first “Safranière”, a small Saffron farm growing the most valuable spice on earth. …

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Cotignac Rose Festival #WinesofProvence @MirabeauWine
Maison Mirabeau WinesTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

The First Ever Cotignac Rosé Festival

About a year ago I slowly began talking to the Mayor’s office about hosting a bijou village event, celebrating rosé and the summer spirit that’s so unique in our beautiful village of Cotignac. The idea is certainly not totally original and a handful of other villages host similar fêtes, yet …

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Centre D’Art La Falaise #Cotignac @MirabeauWine
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireMaison Mirabeau Wines

Centre d’Art La Falaise opens its doors in Cotignac

If walls could talk, the new art centre in Cotignac would tell a thousand tales. A myriad of locals have shared their precious memories of times spent in the La Falaise building from when it was a restaurant, a garage, a cinema and a chapel. …Continue reading here for details …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Need 5 Reasons to visit Cotignac

Cotignac’s permanent population hovers around 2,300 people. The official count swells on a sunny Tuesday when throngs of visitors appraise market stalls on the main street — Cours Gambetta. A column of plane trees provide welcome shade to vendors watching their stands that are heaving with tempting melons from Cavaillon, …

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Top 10 Markets Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Shop Our Top 10 Markets in Provence Côte d’Azur

Provencal markets, like French cheeses, come in many sizes and varieties. For food lovers, selecting just-picked produce, fresh fish, local meat, and cheeses is a culinary delight. In many cases, this is precisely how local chefs decide upon their daily menus and the signature plat du jour. Every Day is …

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Lou Marronie Cotignac Working Caretaker Provence Experiences
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceVictoria Koning

Working as a Caretaker in Provence Our Experiences

Finding work is one of the primary causes of concern for expats. What makes it even more challenging in this region, is that much of that work is given by word-of-mouth. Establishing a few contacts before the move helps enormously unless you have time (and savings) to build up some …

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