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ExploreLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

Exploring the Tastes and Sites of Saint Paul de Vence

Saint Paul de Vence is a beautiful medieval town in the South of France, close to Nice. It has nice narrow streets, terraces, restaurants and breathtaking views of the surrounding area. We loved walking around in this picturesque place! The main square of the town is just outside of the …

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Mural by Fernand Fleger 1952, in the patio La Colombe d'Or St Paul de Vence The Monaco Reporter @CelinaLafuenteDeLavotha
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La Colombe d’Or Legendary Saint Paul de Vence Restaurant

There is nothing more fun than discovering a new local expert who likes to share their “insider’s knowledge.” We recently connected with The Monaco Reporter. Celina Lafuente de Lavotha is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina known for Tango, Football, Polo, excellent meat and warm hospitality, and very proud of having recently …

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InspireKeith Van SickleWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Pharaohs in France? This Year’s Program at the Carrières des Lumières

Carrières des Lumières, the fabulous immersive art show held inside a giant cavern near Les Baux-de-Provence, usually features a significant artist like Vincent van Gogh or Paul Cézanne. Works by the artist are displayed along with music in a brilliant choreography. But this year, the organizers decided to do something …

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Paul Cezanne Walking Trail Aix-en-Provence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireVirginie Van Der Wees

Painter Paul Cézanne’s Atelier Visiting While in Aix-en-Provence

Join me in Provence for a French immersion stay and learn about French painter Paul Cézanne and his atelier (workshop) in Aix-en-Provence.  That’s why I always have a lot of fun receiving students in immersion courses and sharing my love for this city and its region with them. Cézanne Fan …

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Castle Hill Cemetery Coastal Walks Near Nice
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Nice, France 10 Must-See Places When Visiting the French Riviera City

Thankfully, “gap year” was not something I had ever heard of when I was in school. Otherwise, I would have lobbied to spend a year, or a lifetime, in Europe. Instead, I followed the traditional and well-beaten path, graduating and then travelling through Europe on a Eurail pass for as …

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Alpilles Escapade Car Rally
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreRoad Trips South of FranceVillages Towns and Cities

Alpilles Escapade Car Rally Discovery of this Beautiful Part of Provence

A large group of friends were visiting us in Provence in September. Our dilemma was introducing the first-timers to the highlights of the Alpilles and keeping everyone else interested in discovering some (new to them) hidden gems of the region. After some back-and-forth, we created a car rally itinerary that …

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L'Esplaï du grand Bar des Goudes Bouillabaisse in Marseille
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

Where to Eat Bouillabaisse in Marseille, a Classic Seafood Dish from Provence

Marseille, France’s second-largest city, might not have an Eiffel Tower, but it has beaches, sunny skies, and fresh Mediterranean rockfish for its signature dish, bouillabaisse. But where should you go to eat bouillabaisse in Marseille? However, bouillabaisse is a culinary dish with a humble past that now has a quality …

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Wines of Provence Rhone Valley
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Provence Wine Regions and Wineries Essentials Reference List

Provence’s Mediterranean climate includes warm, dry summers, mild winters, and soil well-suited for vineyards. It’s no wonder that the wine regions of Provence are well known for producing some of the best wines in France – and around the world. The following article overviews the Provence wine regions, wineries and …

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Jewish Provence Cavaillon synagogue from museum
InspireKeith Van SickleProvencal History & Traditions

The Cavaillon Synagogue and More Historic Jewish Sites in Provence

In a previous article, I reviewed Ten (10) historic Jewish sites in Provence – the details are included below. Recently, I discovered that 2024 marks several anniversaries of the Cavaillon synagogue:  the 250th anniversary of its construction, the 100th anniversary of it being classed as a Historic Monument of France, …

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Rustrel a Luberon Village for a week in Provence
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Holiday Escape to Rustrel: Village Life in the Luberon Valley

We have featured many villages and larger towns from St Remy to Nice in our “Where we live in Provence” series, including other places in the Luberon. Perhaps missed by the typical tourist itineraries, Rustrel is a small Luberon Valley village worth visiting. We asked Beth, who owns a home …

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