Chez Serge Carpentras Lunch
Our House in ProvenceRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Head to Chez Serge in Carpentras for Lunch

By Michel As I told you in my last post, we went to Carpentras to visit the historical Jewish synagogue built in 1367. Since most shops and tourist sites close during lunch hour, we joined the locals and headed to our favourite restaurant. Our go-to restaurant in Carpentras is Chez Serge, …

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Visit Carpentras Synagogue
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Interesting Visit to Carpentras France’s Oldest Synagogue

By Michel: A Visit to Carpentras It is not unusual to find us headed to Carpentras on Friday morning’s for the weekly market or shopping for kid’s clothes. Carpentras is a short 25-minute ride down the D-7 from the village of Sablet. As we get near, we see Notre-Dame de …

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Winter view of Mt Ventoux @Vauclusedreamer
Inspire: Art & CultureJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Sunday Morning Brocante Flea Market in Carpentras

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that one of the things I love most about France is the chance to spend the weekends pottering round some of the fabulous local ‘brocante’ markets. In the Summer, the weekends pass by …

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Wine tasting an lunch in Carpentras #OurHouseinProvence
Our House in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine tasting lunch alfresco and a visit to Carpentras

Contributor blog post by Michel: We always devote at least 1/2 day to shopping for kid’s clothes for our precious grandkids. Shirley’s favorite shops for kids are in the town of Carpentras, which is about 12 miles from Sablet. As we chatted one morning about going to Carpentras, it came out …

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Sunday Flea Market
Ashley TinkerInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Puces Brocante à Carpentras – Sunday Flea Market

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker The photo is just an example of the great mix of treasures you’ll find at Carpentras. The Sunday antique market at Carpentras is my favourite weekly antique market. As you may already know, the town of Isle sur la Sorgue is the king of …

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Winter in Provence Events Calendar La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Provence Events Calendar 2020

Winter Festivals and Events in Provence What is winter like in Provence? It’s a good question. So, many images of the South of France are summer scenes; ribbons of blooming lavender fields, glasses of rosé with beads of condensation and beautiful people in enjoying their holidays. Perhaps wintertime in Provence garners less …

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Mistral Wind Rachel Cobb Review Rachel Cobb Cover Jacket
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMarti Schmidt

Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence by Rachel Cobb

What is the Mistral Wind? Most of us who have lived or even visited Provence have experienced the mistral, that riotous and mysterious wind that blows down the Rhône Valley, usually without warning. Think back to the opening scene of the movie “Chocolat,” watching the wind move the mother and …

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Vel d'Hiv Memorial, Paris
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Jewish Heritage Tours from Paris to Provence in 2020

Martine Bertin-Peterson, the founder of Goût et Voyage, focuses on small group travel to Provence, Italy, and now Paris. After every tour, Martine reviews the itineraries, tweaking the programs to ensure her guests enjoy flawless travel experiences. Jewish Heritage Tours in 2020 In 2020, she is joining forces with Paris-based …

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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2019

Spring Events in Provence Spring in Provence is absolutely lovely. As is the case with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but expect the odd rain storm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. In March and April, …

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Hotel Crillon le Brave Spa
Cheryl ShufflebothamHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Spa Time Relax at Hotel Crillon le Brave

By Cheryl Shufflebotham: In keeping with our yearly tradition and being a supportive wife while my husband does the challenging cycle up Mont Ventoux, I needed to find a place to pass the time. Thus the Spa des Écuries at Hotel Crillon le Brave was my “sacrifice” for a few hours. …

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