New Patricia Sands Book A Season of Surprises at Villa des Violettes
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

New Patricia Sands Book: A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes

Just Published It was a pleasure to read an advance copy of A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes, the latest book by Patricia Sands. This novella is the second in a series about Katherine (Kat) and Philippe’s new home (Villa des Violettes), and soon to be Bed …

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First Noël Patricia Sands
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Holiday Reading The First Noël by Patricia Sands

Published at the end of November, The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes is the first novella in a three-part series by Patricia Sands. The First Noël with its holiday theme is a chance to reconnect with the characters from the Love in Provence series or dive into the story …

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First Noël Patricia Sands
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureKeith Van Sickle

Christmas in Provence New Book by Author Patricia Sands

Book Review: The First Noël Kat, Philippe and the gang from the “Love in Provence” three-book series are back, in a delightful new novella from Patricia Sands, The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes. Kat and Philippe are looking forward to their first Christmas together at the villa, and …

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Author Patricia Sands Photographer
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Author Patricia Sands Has a Fatal Attraction to Provence

One of the highlights of my summer is the chance to catch up with author Patricia Sands during her annual visit to Provence. Sands is a remarkable person. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, photographer and a possiblitarian. Yes, for Patricia Sands it is possible to achieve anything in …

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Book Review Drawing Lessons
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Book Review Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands a Journey in Provence

Lunch with a girlfriend is always a treat, but the chance to visit with Patricia Sands twice during her stay in Provence was a gift. On the first occasion, we met at Cuisine de Comptoir, in Arles, a down-to-earth restaurant that serves tartines (open face sandwiches) on pain Poilâne (a …

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Author Patricia Sands Stories
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Books Patricia Sands Love in Provence Series

Patricia Sands is one of those people you cannot get enough of, she is warm, open and always ready for discovery. Bitten by the European travel bug at age 21, Sands spent a year backpacking and exploring local cultures, many miles away from her home in Toronto. Through life’s twists …

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#Provence Patricia Sands Author @patricia_sands Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

Discover Provence with Author Patricia Sands

Now that you have read about Patricia Sands’ books and her Womens Travel Network tour in Provence. We asked her share her Perfectly Provence – Where the local’s go. #Discover The authenticity of the old town of Antibes: a vieille ville on the coast between Nice and Cannes, in a …

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#Provence Patricia Sands Author @patricia_sands #Sunflowers
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Patricia Sands Reveals The Promise of Provence

It all started with a backpacking trip to France in 1967. Patricia Sands spent her 21st year travelling and working in Europe, taking in the sights with her peers. After those 12-months, she was hooked on travel and unaware of the promises that Provence held in her future. Life moved …

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Bring France Life Virtually Murder In Series
Inspire: Art & CultureKeith Van Sickle

How to Bring French Culture into Your Life Virtually

Oh, to be in France in the spring! My wife and I live part-time in St-Rémy-de-Provence but had to cancel our travel plans this year. Now we are sheltering-in-place and yearning for sunny days in the South of France. But all is not lost! We are still connected to la …

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Visit Favourite Cities Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Visit our Favourite Cities in Provence

With the large geographic footprint of Provence visiting the entire region in one trip, or a lifetime is nearly impossible. In high season (July and August), long drives and even longer lines should make you think twice about extended road trips. Instead, we suggest picking an activity each day and …

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