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French Seafood Ragout Recipe
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

French Seafood Ragout Recipe with Scallop and Lobster

We recently invited friends Lee and Barbara to dinner to celebrate Barbara’s birthday. For a friend new to our circle, it was a delight to make a special dinner as a birthday gift. And, as I have often said, the gift of food is definitely one that comes from the …

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Grilled Lamb Shoulder French Menu
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Grilled Lamb Shoulder with Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary

Colder weather in Provence, or anywhere else, is the perfect excuse for making hearty dishes and serving wines that compliment the earthy flavours. Below is a recipe for grilled lamb shoulder with a lemon, garlic and rosemary infusion from author, chef, and journalist Susan Herrmann Loomis. This recipe comes from …

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Vendanges Grape Harvest Provence
TasteVirginie Van Der WeesWines and Spirits of Provence

My 4 Favourite Vineyards Near Aix-en-Provence

We have been living in Rousset since 2020. Rousset is a small Provençal village located at the foot of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire. Therefore, this little haven of peace is a magnificent natural environment just 15 kilometres from Aix-en-Provence. Arriving at Rousset for a French immersion stay with us, you will …

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Castelas olives Olive Oil Les Baux
Keith Van SickleLocal Food ProducersTaste

Great Olive Oil Tasting at Moulin Castelas in Les Baux de Provence

If you’d like to taste some of the best olive oil in Provence, look no further than the Moulin Castelas, situated just below the famous fortress of Les Baux-de-Provence. Castelas is owned by Catherine and Jean-Benoît Hugues, a French couple who lived in Arizona before returning to their native country …

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Living in Provence

Mont Ventoux Protected Biosphere
ExplorePaula KaneVillages Towns and Cities

Mont Ventoux a Protected Biosphere for Cyclists and Wine Lovers

Between the intense month-plus-long heatwave and lack of rain this past summer, our planet is obviously not happy. There was a moment during the pandemic when the planet was given a chance to take a big breath of fresh air. But that didn’t last long, and we are back to …

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Villedieu a Vaucluse Village
ExploreOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Head to Villedieu a Vaucluse Village for a Provencal Lunch

As long-time readers of Our House in Provence blog know, one of our favourite villages besides Sablet is Villedieu. It’s a small village (population 505), built on a hill overlooking vineyards, olive grows and pine trees near the Eygues River on the border of the Drome Provencale. Villedieu is located …

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LUMA Arles Art Centre
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Why Visit LUMA Arles Contemporary Art Centre and Urban Garden

The city of Arles is considered the gateway to the Camargue wetlands and Rhône River delta. It is the last major urban centre before leaving Provence’s southwestern boundary. In June 2021, LUMA Arles – an interdisciplinary creative campus – officially opened to the public in the former Parc des Ateliers. …

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Marseille Provence Gastronomy MPG2019 3956_Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Our Top Ideas for Spending a Day in Aix-en-Provence

Situated in the Bouches du Rhône, Aix-en-Provence may lack Marseille’s waterfront and beaches, but the beauty of Aix more than makes up for it. A day is hardly long enough to appreciate a city that began as a Roman settlement over 2,000 years ago. But it is possible with our …

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Church of St. Trophime, Arles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Provence Bouches du Rhône Romans to Modern Day

The Rhône and Durance rivers are like bookends creating fluid boundaries of the Bouches du Rhône (mouth of the Rhône) while providing irrigation for the department’s agricultural land. After an 800 km journey from its source, the Rhône Glacier in Valais, Switzerland, the Rhône River yawns lazily into the Mediterranean …

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Paul Cezanne Walking Trail Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Paul Cézanne in Aix Smartphone App In Cézanne’s Footsteps

Since 1990, visitors to Aix have been able to follow in the footsteps of Cezanne courtesy of 3,500 markers on the pavements and footpaths, as he wended from home to studio to painting site and then to cafes in town after a long day at the easel. Now the Aix-en-Provence …

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