Le Savoir Faire des Alpilles Artisans Provence Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Artisans in Provence Le Savoir Faire des Alpilles

Showcasing Alpilles Craftsmanship It could only be serendipity that Le Savoir Faire des Alpilles, a boutique showcasing the designs of local artisans, is across the street from the administrative offices of the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles. Both groups actively promote the beauty, traditions and natural environment of the small …

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Alpilles Hiking Tips Hikers
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Alpilles Hiking Tips Top Summit Hikes

Exploring the Alpilles Established in 2007, the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles is a relatively new park. However, the mountain range itself is the result of millennia of continuous geological evolution. Artifacts from human settlements found in these hills date back to the Neolithic era. The Alpilles (small Alps) is a …

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Pied-à-Terre Maussane Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real Estate

Own a Pied-à-Terre in the Maussane les Alpilles

House Search in the Alpilles Not everyone would have the vision and know how to transform a tiny 17th-century farm building into a bright, inviting pied-à-terre. The house was in poor condition, its last renovation dated from the 1970s as evidenced by the orange and brown colour palette. However, it …

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Eygalières Alpilles Village
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Eygalières the Alpilles Village You Want to Get to Know

Eygalières Alpilles Village Present Day Located on the northeastern edge of the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles, the hamlet of Eygalières has an official population of about 1,900 residents. However, in the summertime when second homeowners and short-stay visitors descend upon the village, the population swells well beyond the formal …

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Provence Family Vacation Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Provence Family Vacation Ideas for Holidays with Kids in the Alpilles

Family Vacation in Provence Those iconic images of rows of lavender, fields of sunflowers and bright red poppies, Roman ruins and cobblestone villages are actual landscapes of Provence, but unlikely to interest your children for an extended period. Whenever friends visit the Alpilles with their families, it has been our …

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Domaine Dalmeran AoP Les Baux de Provence Vineyards
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Sample the Wines from the Alpilles Landscape that Inspired Vincent Van Gogh

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Driving the D99 into Saint-Rémy-de-Provence may be one of life’s most charming travel pleasures. The roadway is lined with iconic, cicada-filled Plane trees and in the distractingly near distance are the limestone-rich Alpilles, a preserved and biodiverse mountain range where civilization has persisted for 4,000 years. …

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Lumières des Alpilles JF Galeron
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

Capturing Provencal Beauty in Photos Lumières des Alpilles

Local photographer Jean François Galeron shared that taking photos for his book Lumières des Alpilles was not difficult. Completing a photo journal dedicated to his corner of Provence was a project he had contemplated for over 30 years. The hard part was culling thousands of images into a stunning 212-page collection. …

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Massage Bien-être Alpilles @NancyGandon
Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Relax in the Alpilles with a Massage Bien-être by Nancy

What could be more relaxing than a massage in the heart of the Parc naturel régional des Alpilles? Nancy Gandon was born across the Rhône River from the Palais des Papes, in Villeneuve lez Avignon a village with this tagline “La Provence côté Languedoc.” The mighty river serves as the …

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Domaine de Manville vue du bar @DomaineManville
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Alpilles Luxury Escape at Domaine de Manville

It took seven years, 50-million Euros and loads of patience before Domaine de Manville could achieve its 5-star rating. Edith and Patrick Saut are the visionary owners behind this new luxury “Palace Rural” situated in the heart of the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles.

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Provence Highlights Trip Planning Marseille Vieux Port Artichokes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

7 Days in Provence Highlights for Trip Planning

A Week in Provence Key to a great holiday in Provence (or anywhere) is striking a balance between activity and downtime. We have been fortunate to have many friends visit the region. Of course, we like to think it all about us, but the reality is Provence is magnetic. After …

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