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Tastes of Provence

Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Lorgues Coffee Roasters Crafting Great Coffee in Provence

An hour from glamourous St. Tropez on the French Riviera, and about the same distance from the chic city of art and water Aix-en-Provence, Lorgues sits in the heart of the Var. There are many reasons to visit Lorgues, but freshly, roasted coffee was not one of them until recently. …

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Easy Summer Dessert Strawberry Basil Soup Recipe
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Easy Dessert Strawberry Basil Soup Recipe

All you need is four (4) ingredients, about 5 minutes to prepare and a couple of hours to let it cool. Strawberry Basil Soup is a great summer dessert paired with rosé bien sûr.

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Grilled Sea Bass Romesco
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Grilled Sea Bass with Romesco Sauce

Romesco sauce originates from the fishing community in Catalonia, Spain. A place where red peppers, garlic and a bit of piment are well-entrenched in the local cuisine.

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Summer Salad Grilled Octopus Recipe
Lunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesSaladTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Exotic Summer Salad Grilled Octopus for Lunch

Have you ever tried grilled octopus? It’s a Mediterranean delicacy, and NOW is the time to be adventurous in the kitchen. This Summer salad recipe with grilled octopus is fresh, delicious, and colourful. The salade composée is a visual treat, as well as a yummy starter for your guests. My …

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Living in Provence

Visit Pont du Gard
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsOur House in Provence

Tips for a Visit to the Pont du Gard

Go visit the Pont du Gard if, for no other reason, this “masterpiece” has been standing for 2000 years! Our favourite Roman ruin in the South of France is the Pont du Gard, the aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River about 60 km (37 miles) from our house in Sablet, …

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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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When will you travel again
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

When Will You Travel Again?

Recently, Martine Bertin-Peterson the founder of Goût et Voyage, LLC published the results of a travel survey that she ran for the five day period in June 2020. The survey asked questions around when participants would be willing to travel internationally, where they would feel comfortable staying, and comfort level …

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Visit Seaside Cassis France
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Reasons to Visit Picturesque Seaside Cassis Anytime

Cassis is a picturesque town a little over 90 minutes from Sablet snuggled at the bottom of a steep bowl of land along the Mediterranean Sea between calanques (small coastal fjords with tall cliffs), about 25 km east of Marseille. Picture Perfect Setting The village of Cassis is set on …

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Driving Upsplash Image
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest Post

Can UK Drivers Still Drive in the EU Using Their UK License?

One of the most common questions that Brits travelling to the EU have is whether or not they can drive there on their UK licence. Fortunately, despite Brexit, the answer is nice and simple. Do I Need a Separate Licence to Drive in Europe? In short, no, you don’t. You …

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Truffles Visit Aups Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Truffles are One Reason to Visit Aups in Provence

Reasons to Visit Aups: A Beautiful Location Located between the Mediterranean coast and the Alps, the village of Aups is at an elevation of 505 metres (1,657 ft). Considered as the capital of the Haut Var, this mid-sized town has a population of roughly 2200 residents. However, on a busy …

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