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Family Holiday Ideas for Things to do in Provence with Kids

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Family Friendly Activities on Vacation It’s possible that your children might not enjoy the wonderful relaxation of sipping on rosé and people watching in a town square. I know where we live this is something the parents often do on warm summer nights while the …

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What’s On? April Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: April Tendencies in Provence So I’m perhaps little nuts but at this time of year, I love to sit in the evening with a glass of wine, talk to my man and shell fresh peas. Those plump lovelies are so delicious it’s worth the …

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Chef Francois de Mélogue Visits the Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker:  A Guest Post by Chef and Cookbook Author François de Mélogue. “Cuisine of the Sun cookbook is a savory collection of over 60 classic and reimagined Provençal recipes peppered with anecdotes that will cast a ray of sunshine onto your plate.” This is what happens when …

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Brine Olives Alpilles
Ashley TinkerLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

How to Brine your own Olives, Alpilles Style

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The Olive Culture of Les Alpilles One of the ladies on our street gave Robin this as a gift when he came to the rescue and changed her gas bottle. She even put the olive branch on. It was so delicious I could have drunk …

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March Events Spring Foraging Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s On in Provence? March Events and Easter Weekend

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Spring is Upon us! Or, at least, it is here. I remember growing up in Montréal when you could smell the spring mud and ice thawing, there would always be one last snow generally right before my birthday on April 26th. Urgh. For all …

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Exotic Spices Provence Marseille @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Where to Find Exotic Spices in Provence? Marseille

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Most French people like sauce and herb flavouring, but not much spice. Many expats move to lovely small towns in Provence and after a couple months being spoiled with ratatouille, slow cooked lamb, bouillabaisse and all other French Mediterranean delicacies, they start asking where is …

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Arles Saturday Market
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A Visit to the Arles Saturday Market in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: This market is so big you need a little map! Forgive my silly map-drawing skills… Arles Market on Saturdays The Arles Saturday market is one of the largest in Provence. Each of the 450 vendors have an average of 5-metre large stands. If you arrive …

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Proposal Spots Provence
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Where are the 8 Best Proposal Spots in Provence

With Valentine’s Day just two days away, we thought this post by Ashley Tinker was well-timed for any romantics who are considering popping the big question. Whether you are in the South of France on February 14th or not, here is her post on the 8 best proposal spots in Provence. …

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Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

February Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Mimosa and Sea Urchins Despite it being February, the coast of France bordering on the Mediterranean becomes bright yellow during this time of year. Synonymous with the Mediterranean, I’ll never forget when I was in Italy during International Women’s Day. It’s the custom there to …

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