Planning Tips Brocantes Provence
InspireJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts

My Planning Tips for Brocantes In Provence

In the last few years, Saturdays would normally involve a trip across to the wonderful brocante market at Villeneuve-Les-Avignon, arriving early and spending the whole morning just fuddling around the stalls, finding new pieces for the house, or simply letting our imaginations run riot with what we may be able …

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French Brocante
Barefoot BloggerInspireShopping & Gifts

What’s So Special About French Brocantes?

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Tell me there’s a brocante nearby and I’m there! If I start off another blog post with “one of my favorite things,” please excuse me. It’s just that it’s so hard for me to contain myself when describing some of the fun things to …

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French Table Linens Provence
InspireShopping & Gifts

Quality French Table Linens Made in Provence

It isn’t easy (for me) to walk by a market vendor in Provence that carries table linens without at least a quick stop. The array of bright colours and attractive patterns are like a magnet drawing me in close – even though I should know better! Unfortunately, these products (table …

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Ansouis Village Luberon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Exploring from Apt 4 Day Trips in the Vaucluse

Jen and Chris Mallon decided to move from England to Apt quickly. They decided in June 2018 and arrived in France that September. Leaving their jobs, selling a house, they headed through the channel tunnel to Provence. After four years in the Luberon, they are busy running Cent Cinq self-catered …

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Artists' Studio at Moulin de Greoux
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Artist Residency in Provence Creativity in an Olive Mill

Provence Invites Creativity Driving through towards Moulin de Gréoux, a soft evening light brushed the limestone spires of the Alpilles. At the same time, the olive groves and vineyards near Les Baux de Provence and Maussane created a multi-hued quilt of green vegetation. I did wonder how one might capture …

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French Riviera Views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Insiders Tips for your Visit to Lovely Antibes

While living and working in dynamic Hong Kong, Tom and Paul began visiting Antibes and Cote d’Azur and were hooked. Leaving behind Asia’s intense lifestyle and demanding jobs in luxury hotel design (Tom) and financial markets (Paul), they moved to Antibes in 2012. It’s been a decade, and Antibes is …

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Christmas Shopping Lourmarin
Caroline LongstaffeInspireShopping & Gifts

Christmas Shopping in Lourmarin

Lourmarin in December It’s December and people everywhere are getting ready for Christmas. After weeks of blue skies and gentle warm days, it’s raining where I live in California and temperatures have plummeted. The puddles are splattered with the last remnants of autumn and the mornings are frosty with low …

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Tips Travel Budget Provence Grignan
ExploreGuest PostLocals Travel Tips

Tips for How to Travel on a Budget in Provence

A Guest Post: Is there anyone who would not dream of visiting Provence? Just think about this region and images of lavender fields, the azure sea, and market produce appear in your head. Provence is just as you imagine! It is worth noting that Provence is not a cheap tourist …

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Apt Cent Cinq Holiday Apartments Apt Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Holiday Apartments in Apt a Place to Explore Provence

Jen and Chris Mallon are British transplants. They sold everything in 2018 and moved from England to Apt in the South of France. It was a quick move they decided to relocate in June and arrived in France at the end of September. They left their jobs, sold a house, …

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Boutiques Shopping Guide Provence

Boutiques: a Shopping Guide for Provence

Provence is known for its landscapes, famous artists, food markets, and culture. Perhaps by default, the region is less recognized for its designers, artisans and craftsmanship. Whether you are searching for a unique gift for someone special, or yourself, there is a wealth of artistic talent in the region.  Made …

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