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AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Visit to Mougins Picasso Statue by Dutch Sculptor Gabriël Sterk

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Cézanne statue at the Rotonde in Aix is the work of Dutch sculptor Gabriël Sterk who not only produced it but also organised its funding: when I interviewed him at the time, he explained that he had recently moved to the town and couldn’t understand why there was …

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MACM in #Mougins @MACMougins @Aixcentric
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

An Unmissable New Museum in Mougins

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Mougins is a picture-perfect centuries-old hilltop village. Constructed like a spiral with ancient passage ways lined with stone houses, it is now a magnet for craftspeople, artists and high-class restaurateurs. But there’s an additional reason for visiting the village and that’s the Musée d’Art Classique …

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Apero DInatoire Chic Entertaining
Provencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Apéro Dînatoire the Epitome of Spontaneous, Chic Entertaining

The French style of entertaining called the apéro dînatoire is a favourite way of throwing parties in France. Since I am in France for an average of 3 to 5 months every year, we have grown roots in Provence, specifically in the area of Aix-en-Provence! I love apéro dînatoire gatherings …

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Where we Live Roquefort les Pins Living French Riviera
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Roquefort les Pins Easy Living on the French Riviera

After living in nine countries, Phoebe Thomas considers herself a career expat, “Where I was born doesn’t help clarify anything, it just complicates things! Born in Paris but moved when two weeks old so not exactly a Parisienne! Pure coincidence that I’m now married to a Frenchman and living in …

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

Summer Festivals and Events in Provence 2020

What’s On? During the summer in Provence and the Côte d’Azur, daytime temperatures range from warm to hot. So, you don’t need an excuse to laze by the pool. At this time of year, the lavender is in bloom, and the sunflowers put on a spectacular floral show. From music …

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French Riviera Visit Menton from Roquebrune Cap Martin
ContributorsExplore: Travel in ProvenceGayle PadgettVillages Towns and Cities

French Riviera Many Reasons to Visit Menton

In February, Author Gayle Padgett and her husband Ralph drove to the Côte d’Azur to visit friends who live near Menton.  There are many reasons to visit this coastal city. The citrus festival (Fête du Citron) is a big draw for visitors in mid-winter. The rest of the year, as …

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Pablo Picasso Provence Château de Vauvenargues @PerfProvence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceGinger and NutmegInspire: Art & Culture

Pablo Picasso’s Final Resting Place in Provence

Previously published on Ginger and Nutmeg: The Château is certainly iconic in Vauvenargues a small village of barely 1000 people. Pablo Picasso loved the place for the isolation that it provided for his work. After his death, Jacqueline proposed that the castle become a museum, the village never approved the …

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Provence terrace without Sun Shades
Inspire: Art & Culture

Enjoy Your Provençal Terrace at Any Hour of the Day with Made to Measure Sun Shades

Sun shades are a quintessential part of Provençal life. No holiday in the South of France would be complete without a top-class meal on the terrace of a bistro under elegant shade sails, or enjoying an aperitif during the last warm rays of the evening light beneath the sun shades …

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AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

En Balade: Picasso Special Section

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The new ‘En Balade’ published by La Provence is a must for those who love the south of France. In tracing Picasso’s favourite places, it has sections on Arles, Sorgues, Aix, Les Baux, St Tropez, Mougins, Antibes and so on. Each section has a good …

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#Lavender l'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque #Provence @ShutrsSunflowrs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsRoad Trips South of France

Provence Travel Tips from Caroline Longstaffe

Recently, we introduced you to Shutters and Sunflowers, a blog about the Provencal landscape and many other things that inspire Caroline Longstaffe to write. Please read the full story here. The Longstaffe family lived in Provence for about 18 months in 2012-13 and were smitten. We asked Caroline if she …

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