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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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Le Mistral Map
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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Explore: Travel in ProvenceMargo Lestz

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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Barefoot BloggerInspire: Art & Culture

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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Ansouis Village Luberon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

7 Picture-Perfect Towns In Provence

Provence is a classic travel destination and a never-ending source of inspiration and relaxation. But why do people choose to visit Provence? First of all, because of those winding streets, decorated with greenery and flowers. Secondly, because of its incredible climate – all pictures of Provence towns look amazing due …

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Aix-en-Provence Views Old Town
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

City of Fountains My 24 Hours in Aix-en-Provence

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Aix-en-Provence? Is it the tree-lined Cours Mirabeau, with its elegant, sun-drenched buildings and cafés buzzing with activity? Maybe the many fountains that make Aix so famous? Or the city’s best-known hometown hero, the Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne? …

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Visit Favourite Cities Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Visit our Favourite Cities in Provence

With the large geographic footprint of Provence visiting the entire region in one trip, or a lifetime is nearly impossible. In high season (July and August), long drives and even longer lines should make you think twice about extended road trips. Instead, we suggest picking an activity each day and …

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Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Many Reasons to Visit Le Castellet and Bandol AOC

Visit Le Castellet By Michel As we were approaching the end of our most recent sojourn in Sablet, I suggested to Shirley that we visit the Bandol region of the Var and taste wine since we had not been there for several years. One of my favourite blogs is authored …

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Domaine de Trévallon Vineyard Vines
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine de Trévallon Vineyard and Stockinger Barrels

By Liz Gabay This article was originally published in Nomacorc website magazine in summer 2016, following my three-day visit to Trevallon in April 2016. A cold Mistral was blowing for most of that week, so hiding in the cellar some days, despite the noise, was a respite. Sometimes the most …

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Montbrun Les Bains Spa Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Montbrun Les Bains it’s Spa Time in Provence

Relaxing in Provence Sometimes it takes me a while to get round to doing something and this week I finally decided I would go and try out the Spa at Montbrun Les Bains. I say finally as our lovely neighbour had mentioned it to me three (3) years ago, just …

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