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Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in Provence

A Blustery Wind in Provence Le Mistral

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Living in the south of France is a beautiful thing. Except for the wind. It is so prevalent and so powerful that it has a name: “Le Mistral” Residents of Uzes have a saying about Le Mistral: “It sometimes lasts only one or two …

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The Mistral Wind of Provence

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Provence claims thirty-two different winds, but the mistral, that strong, cold wind that roars down the Rhone Valley from Lyon to Marseille, is master of them all. The very name “mistral” means masterly in the Provençal language, and according to local expressions, it can …

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It’s A Blustery Day in France: Le Mistral

By Deborah When I was first considering the move to Uzes, France, a new friend mentioned the “wind” in the winter. Since she chooses to return to her home in London each year from late September until April, I figured the “wind” was a convenient… Explore this Post Via:: Barefoot …

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Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to Provence and Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

By Barefoot Blogger There’s a new obsession running around in my head: “visit as many of France’s ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages‘ as I possibly can.”  So far, I’ve seen only 10 out of some 156 “authentic” Les Plus Beaux Villages. I have a lot of traveling to do. Les Plus …

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Marseille History Visit Provence
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Marseille a City that History Buffs Should Visit

By Barefoot Blogger: Admittedly, my (old) view of Marseille came from mob and war stories in books, on TV and movies. Now after visiting the city, I’m impressed. To me, Marseille’s story is one of resilience. It shows how perseverance conquers adversity. Marseille’s Story: Prehistory and Ancient Massalia The earliest …

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Marseille Fish Soup Poissons
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Marseille Fish Soup – Soupe de Poisson

Marseille Fish Soup – Soupe de Poissons You will want to make a big batch and freeze what you don’t eat. Making fish soup at home can be a very messy, labor-intensive process.

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Alpilles Hiking Tips Top Summit Hikes

Exploring the Alpilles Established in 2007, the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles is a relatively new park. However, the mountain range itself is the result of millennia of continuous geological evolution. Artifacts from human settlements found in these hills date back to the Neolithic era. The Alpilles (small Alps) is a …

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Valentine's Day Provencal Dinner Menu
Holiday MenusMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Valentine’s Day Menu from Provence

Inspired by the flavours of Provence, Jeany Cronk of Mirabeau Wine curated a 3-course Valentine’s Day Menu to celebrate the romantic evening. This February 14th celebrate life and happiness with your sweetheart, your family or your best friends and enjoy Jeany’s festive menu! Imagine spending Valentine’s Day in Provence, snuggled up by the fire, …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLearning FrenchLiving in Provence

An Englishman in Provence Loving Expat Living in Avignon

In early 2018, when the opportunity to relocate to Provence presented itself Phil Chandler and his partner jumped at the chance to escape from the “rat race” in England. Leaving behind his own successful business in the United Kingdom (UK) Phil is now pursuing a career as a freelance travel …

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Discover Wine Folly the Essential Guide to Wines of Provence

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Provence is blessed with a fantastic climate, especially for grapes! The region gets lots of sunshine and not too much rain with warm days and cool evenings. The Mediterranean moderates the temperatures and the famous “Mistral” wind keeps the vineyards dry, free of pests and …

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