Grasse Dior Perfume flowers Domaine de Manon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceMirabeau WinesVillages Towns and Cities

Provençal Flowers in Grasse for Dior Perfume

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: We joined a fabulous day out organised by the Cotignac Museum entitled, ‘Le Parfum de la Terre à la Bouteille’ – perfume from the earth to the bottle. About forty of us caught an 8am bus to Grasse, and arrived a couple of hours later at the family-run …

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Musee d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence @Aixcentric
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Grasse – Perfume Capital of France

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Last week we spent the morning in Grasse, a town I hadn’t visited for years. Of course it’s perfume-central with lots of parfumeries offering free tours and shops with tempting arrays of bottles, sprays, soaps and creams. Plus there’s the Musée International de la Parfumerie …

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Riviera Views Writing Mysteries French Riviera
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

Writing Mysteries on the French Riviera

French Riviera Mysteries It was winter in Maryland when I began writing Murder on the Riviera. Outside my window, all was grey, cold and still, and I felt the need for some warmth, color and gaiety. As I could not change the season, I thought I could, perhaps, change my …

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New Patricia Sands Book A Season of Surprises at Villa des Violettes
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: 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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Mimosa Deviled Eggs
AppetizerDorothy GarabedianProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mimosa Deviled Eggs an Appetizer for Spring in Provence

Oeufs Mimosa (Mimosa Eggs) years ago in Marseille when my cousin placed a large, resplendent platter of Oeufs Mimosa on the dining table. The traditional recipe is unbelievably simple:

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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: 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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Love in St Rémy la-boheme-flamme
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Fall in Love in St Rémy Gift Ideas from Provence + Discount

Some of us (myself included) are fascinated by striking images on Instagram, and the Love in St Rémy photo feed is no exception. Laetitia Labrune de Luca is the founder of the company and the visionary behind an exquisite collection of products for gifts (or for personal a treat). There …

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Visit Saint Raphael Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to the Old Town of Saint-Raphaël on the Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Laura: Saint-Raphaël is a beautiful coastal town that lies between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. You can walk along the seashore, but you can also visit the old town, the archaeological museum and its tower with a view over the city. On the streets of the old town, you …

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Book Art South France
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Review: Art in the South of France, The Inside Story

Aixcentric is the name of Lynne Alderson’s blog, an online resource for anyone looking for current events in the Aix-en-Provence area. The blog was “born” out of Alderson’s frustration regarding discovering details about interesting happenings…just a little too late. Her second book “Art in the South of France, The Inside …

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French Immersion Cooking Class Tomatoes
Learning FrenchMarina Depoorter

Aprons Required Foraging for Food a French Immersion Cooking Class in Provence

The following article is a guest post by Juli James, a Canadian who has settled in the charming perched village of Saignon. Discover this part of the Luberon Valley from her comfortable vacation rental suites. La Maison des Arts Et Lettres has four (4) fully furnished, self-catering apartments. These flats are …

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