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Tastes of Provence

Butternut Squash Gratin de Courge
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste

Butternut Squash Gratin de Courge a Side Dish from Nice

Like many traditional recipes considered part of Cuisine Nissarde, gratin de courge is a dish you might find just as easily on a restaurant menu as in a grandmother’s kitchen in Nice. The recipe calls for courage, which is butternut squash. You can use other varieties of pumpkin, but best …

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Cauliflower Gratin Goat Cheese
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste

Crispy Goodness Cauliflower Gratin with Goat Cheese

A gratin or gratinée in French is typically a side dish served in an oven-proof casserole pan. The term comes from gratter (to grate); most of the time, these are savoury recipes with a crispy cheese and breadcrumb topping. However, there are recipes for sweet gratins as well. Gratins are …

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Authentic Salade Niçoise Recipe Cuisine nissarde
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Discover the Authentic Salade Niçoise Recipe from Nice

La Salade Niçoise is a classic meal-sized salad (salade composée) with local, seasonal ingredients. As the name indicates, this salad originates from the French Riviera city of Nice, an attractive destination with vineyards within city limits and 10 kilometres of coastline. However, like many recipes, there are endless variations, but …

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Château-de-Crémat-Nice-Wines-of-Bellet
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Tasting at the Vineyards of Bellet in the City of Nice

Looking at the Mediterranean while sipping a crisp glass of Rolle at a vineyard confirms the City of Nice’s enviable location on the French Riviera. Historians believe that wine grapes have grown in the vineyards of Bellet since Phocean mariners settled in Massalia (Marseille) and Nice near the Baie des …

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Living in Provence

Discovering Antibes France Beach Plage
ExploreMaison Mirabeau WinesVillages Towns and Cities

Mirabeau Tips for Spending an Afternoon in Antibes

Picturesque, historical, modern and conveniently located in the heart of the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera), Antibes is a must-visit destination between Cannes and Nice. It’s an hour’s drive from Italy and an hour’s flight from Paris. With its soft Mediterranean climate, it’s a fab getaway in the cooler months as …

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Palais des Papes Avignon Renata Haidle
ExploreGuest Post

Holidaying in Provence: 4 Places You Need to See

Known for its stunning landscapes and rolling vineyards, Provence is one of southern France’s most popular places to visit. The region offers a range of delights, but it can be difficult to pack everything within one holiday. We’ve compiled some of the best places in Provence, the region’s attractions you …

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Les Halles - Quick Getaway to Lyon, France
ExploreRoad Trips South of FranceTasha Powell

My Planning Tips for a Quick Getaway to Lyon, France

Lyon is the 3rd largest city in France and the French capital of gastronomy! With its beautiful old town, many restaurants, museums and shops, there are plenty of things to do in Lyon. So, when my good friend wanted to visit a new city together, we decided on a quick …

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Mercantour National Park Hiking
ExploreStay FitSteve Wilkison

Mercantour National Park a Multi-day Hiking Adventure

When most people think of the Côte d’Azur, they visualize elegant, glittering cities like Cannes, Nice, St. Tropez or Antibes. Grand hotels and opulent beaches. Extravagant villas, splendid boulevards and stylish promenades. Of course, all of this is true but what many people who never venture very far from the …

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Valensole Lavender Provence Highlights Trip Planning
ExploreGuest Post

The Auto Trip Through Provence

Just imagine the sensation of enjoying a leisurely holiday in the French countryside. Serpent roads, the scent of lavender, small villages with colourful markets of local products, driving your car with nowhere to rush. We have prepared a small program of road trips in Provence for you; we have not …

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Visiting Le Grau-du-Roi
ExploreOur House in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Visiting Le Grau-du-Roi for Seafood and More

On a warm Saturday last summer, we headed seaside to Le Grau-du-Roi, a fishing port and beach resort, with cousins Jean-Marc and Christine. We figured we would find cooler temperatures near the Mediterranean Sea, and bonus, we could try out a new restaurant I had read about. Le Grau-du-Roi is …

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