Fête de la Transhumance in Provence's Tinée Valley
InspireProvencal History & TraditionsSteve Wilkison

My Fête de la Transhumance Experience in Provence’s Tinée Valley

A Sea of Sheep I pressed my back tight against the stone facade of the ancient house on the narrow street where I stood. Around me were dozens of other people doing the same. How, I wondered, was that huge mass of sheep barreling toward us going to fit through? …

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Don’t Miss These Transhumance Events in Provence

Weather Moves If you are in Provence in the spring or fall, you might see the movement of sheep and goats to greener pastures – transhumance. These organized transhumance events in Provence are kid-friendly and entertaining. Watching several thousand animals moving through village streets is worth experiencing. Seasonal weather dictates …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Witnessing the Magic of the Transhumance in Provence

The tinkling of bells was the musical clue. Our friend encouraged us to rush to their property’s perimeter wall to witness a shepherd (berger) moving his flock near Eguilles in Provence. The collection of sheep and herd dogs consumed the entire back lane as far as the eye could see, …

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Transhumance at St Remy de Provence: a sea of sheep

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Robin and I drove over the Alpilles to see the Transhumance pass through the town of Saint Remy de Provence. The Transhumance is when, in the Spring, the sheep from the southern plains are led back up to the cooler mountains to graze on …

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History of Transhumance in Provence

If you are lucky enough to be in Provence in time for the traditional movement of sheep and livestock (spring and fall) you might catch a transhumance as the animals head to greener pastures. Although, this is really for tourists and kids now it remains something worth seeing. The practice …

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Summer Festivals Events Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

2024 Summer Festivals in Provence & Cote d’Azur

What’s On in the South of France? While summer has not officially arrived in Provence, we are posting this article early, as some festivals open their online ticketing in May and sell out quickly. During the summer in Provence and the Côte d’Azur, daytime temperatures range from warm to hot. …

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Favourite Goat Cheese Recipes Provencal Goat Cheese Olives
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Try Our Favourite Goat Cheese Recipes from Provence

With superhighways, fast trains, and air travel, it is hard, if not impossible, to imagine a time when the well-stocked grocery store did not exist. The Provencal culinary relationship with goat cheese or chevre is centuries old and continues today. Listed below are several of our favourite goat cheese recipes …

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InspireProvencal History & TraditionsVirginie Van Der Wees

The Month of May in Provence Springtime Highlights

May is one of my favourite months in Provence, with longer days and milder temperatures. Even though I often recommend discovering Provence during winter. May is a month when it is good to explore our region. It is also a month with several public holidays. The text below is in …

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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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Guide to Christmas Holiday Traditions in Provence

In Provence and the rest of France, Christmas is a long festive season lasting over two months with many holiday traditions. While there are commercial aspects to the holidays in France, many historical customs continue annually. At this time of year, there is vin chaud, little saints (santons), thirteen desserts, …

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