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Sunflowers in Provence Near the Fortress of Mornas

Last July, we went to Provence for the first time in a while. Although I wrote about our favourite things in Provence shortly before our trip, seasonal “floral” attractions such as red poppies, lavender, and sunflowers are high on our list. Since July is sunflower season, we set off one …

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Sunflowers in Provence
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Looking for Sunflowers in Provence

As soon as we finished our drive around the lavender fields we started hunting for sunflowers, called tournesol in French. You may not be aware that despite the fact that you find postcards, photos and paintings of sunflowers all over Provence, they are actually native to the Americas. Sunflower seeds …

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Sunflowers Provence Summer Flower
Caroline LongstaffeInspire

Sunflowers in Provence the Summer Flower

What’s in a Name? Sunflowers are synonymous with Provence, their bright smiling faces adorning paintings and postcards throughout the region. With brilliant yellow petals, sometimes known as rays, their resemblance to the summer sun is unmistakable. Stunningly beautiful these dazzling flowers conjure up the very essence of summer, especially summer …

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Sunflowers in Provence Why We Love The French Tournesols

Provençal postcards, Pinterest boards and Instagram are filled with photos of sunny sunflowers. Long before the Internet these beautiful flowers inspired Vincent Van Gogh to paint a still life series called Tournesols (Sunflowers). He painted the first of the group in 1887, in Paris, and then later (1888-89) in Arles. …

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Sunflowers Provencal Landscape @ShutrsSunflowrs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Shutters and Sunflowers the Provencal Landscape

Admittedly, it would be a tough choice for anyone to pick between, between the lush gardens of the UK, the sunny skies of California and postcard perfect Provence. Caroline Longstaffe’s solution was to start writing a blog Shutters and Sunflowers her artistic outlet for west coast beauty, British heritage and …

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Summer Awaits Remember Provence Package May 2024
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Summer Awaits: Enter to Win the Remember Provence Package

With Memorial Day on the horizon, summer is just around the corner. So it’s time for a contest. We have partnered with Remember Provence, an online store that sells only genuine Provencal products and curated a beautiful package that could be yours. The collection includes high-quality linens that will brighten …

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Saignon Luberon Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Provencal Charm 10 Villages to Visit in the Luberon Valley

Provence is known for its picturesque villages and stunning scenery, and the Luberon Valley has some of the most famous towns perched on hillsides, historically for defence purposes and provide lovely photos today. Below is our list of 10 villages that we considered must-sees in the Luberon Valley: Ansouis The …

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Tulips Provence in Spring
French Decor & GardensInspireOur House in Provence

Stunning Tulips a Reason to Visit Provence in the Spring

My photo is of tulips in the Vaucluse putting on a dazzling display near Jonquieres last spring. One of the highlights of our sojourns in Provence is the different flowers through the seasons. In the spring, you can see cherry orchards in bloom in April and early May around the …

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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

2024 Spring Events in Provence What’s Happening This Year

Spring Events in Provence Provence is lovely in the Springtime. As with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but you should expect an odd rainstorm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. The apple, pear, apricot, cherry, and …

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Mimosas Provence Winter Travel Essentials
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Provence Winter Travel Essentials for Visiting at that Time

Many people think of Provence in the summer with its lavender fields, sunflowers, chilled rosé and swimming pools. I invite you to explore my winter travel ideas for those months in Provence. The text below appears in English first, followed by French for those trying to improve their language skills. …

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