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Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceVirginie Van Der Wees

School in France Holidays and More

In France, the school calendar follows a rhythm of intense periods of study followed by well-deserved breaks. As a result, the vacances scolaire (school holidays) occur on roughly the same dates year-to-year, which allows families to plan their holidays well in advance. There are three school zones (A, B and …

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Provence Summer Autumn
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

When Provence Shifts from Summer to Autumn

Provence in Autumn Bizarrely we sense and feel the changing seasons more in Provence than we do in Devon. Back in Exeter, the proximity to the sea seems to soften the edges of summer as it shifts into autumn and likewise, autumn into winter. That’s not the case here. Today …

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Join our newsletter subscriber list to receive a “taste of Provence” twice a month. When you sign up, you receive a free copy of our latest seasonal menu for culinary inspiration. Our newsletters highlight articles from these categories – Explore, Taste, Stay and Inspire. Sign up for our newsletter Explore …

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Provence Gourmet Getaway Olives
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Provence Fall Weekend Gourmet Getaway in the Olives

Take a November Break Sadly, the month of November does not have the relaxed feel of those long mid-July days, the stress of back-to-school (la rentrée) in September, or the anticipation of the December holidays. So, why not insert a bit of excitement into this dull month and gather some …

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup a Recipe for Fall Weather

Like many soups this one is easy to prepare. The butternut squash (or other variety) gives it a hearty flavour without being too filling. Roasting the squash adds a richer flavour.

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Les Moulins de Paillas near Ramatuelle #CotedAzur #FrenchRiviera #Provence @AccessRiviera
ExploreLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

Top 15 French Riviera viewpoints for amazing photos

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: This post was previous posted on  ‘All About France’ monthly blog link-up hosted by Lou Messugo. School returned from the summer holidays this week and with la rentrée out of the way what a great excuse to share some of my favourite locations throughout the French …

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AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Aixcentric – La Rentré

Contributor blog post by aixcentric: Welcome back to the blog! I hope that you have had a good, restful summer despite the high temperatures in town. No such problem in Angleterre this summer! Walking around Aix this week was lovely – I had almost forgotten how blue the sky is, …

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