Gypsy Pilgrimage Saintes-Maries
Guest PostInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Gypsy Pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in the Camargue

I find myself increasingly comfortable listening to conversations I don’t understand. Throaty vowels, rusty consonants, over half a dozen languages being spoken at once; French, Spanish, Catalan, American, Austrian, Italian, Romani during the Gypsy Festival, Pélerinage Gitan, in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Listening with our minds instead of our hearts, language often limits …

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Saintes Maries de la Mer @bfBlogger2015
Barefoot BloggerInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer Who Knew?

Planning a visit to the Camargue to see the white horses? Here’s another stop to add to your list. What I love about living in France is not only the opportunity to travel in this fabulous country but also the chance to re-learn history. What I never expected, though, was …

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White Horses of Camargue @Bfblogger2015 @alanmcbride
Barefoot BloggerExploreProvencal History & Traditions

White Horses on the Beach: Festival d’ Abrivados Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: When I heard there were going to be white horses racing on the beach at Saites-Maries-de-la-Mer, I couldn’t wait to get there. I sent a note to my photographer friend, Alan McBride, and suggested he join me with his fancy cameras. It was an …

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Christmas Provence 13 Desserts
Christmas & HolidayDessertMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Christmas in Provence and the 13 Desserts

“Les treize desserts” is an old Christmas tradition in Provence. Thirteen desserts are enjoyed after Christmas Eve dinner, traditionally representing Jesus and his twelve Apostles. Each guest must eat all thirteen desserts to guarantee good luck for the year to come. There must be a minimum of 13 desserts, but …

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Marseille Resaons Visit View Chateau d'If

Visitor Guide Bouches du Rhône Highlights

Bouches du Rhône Department Like other departments, the Bouches du Rhône combines large urban centres and unspoilt countryside. Visible traces of Roman history weave throughout the region, which is one of many reasons to visit Arles and its monuments. Beautiful Aix-en-Provence and seaside Marseille, the second-largest city in France after …

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St Remy Hotel de Ville
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Our St Remy de Provence Lifestyle

For two decades, Gayle Padgett and her husband Ralph maintained a long-distance relationship with Provence. They often travelled to the South of France during their vacation time from US government jobs in Germany. As their retirement years approached, the “Where are we going to live?” question loomed. The couple chose …

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Four des Navettes de Marseille
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Navettes de Marseille the Sweet Cookie Tradition

Sweet Marseille Treats Navettes de Marseille are sweet biscuits from the region found at markets and some pastry shops. These dull, cream coloured cookies are almost hard enough to break your teeth.  The navettes are the culinary representation of the modest boat believed to have transported St Lazarus and the …

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Videos from Provence

Visions and Videos of Perfectly Provence Come and join us. Find out more about Perfectly Provence in this interview with Rebecca Ronane the founder of both Network Provence and Forward after Fifty: Discover Martine Bertin-Peterson, the founder of boutique travel company Goût et Voyage in this interview: Witness 1000 animals, …

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Visit Pink Flamingos Camargue
Ashley TinkerExplore

Visiting the Pink Flamingos of Camargue in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Flamingos in Provence Did you know that we have a lot of pink flamingos in Provence? It’s not something that one would associate with the place of hilltop towns, olives, almonds, sunflowers, and lavender but that is my favourite thing about this region- it’s diversity. From our location …

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

Markets of Provence and the Cote d’Azur a Reference Guide

Welcome to our resource guide for the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. This article is a reference directory to some of the better-known markets, producers’ markets and a few more. It would be impossible to list every market in the region, and at the end of the day, …

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