Sunday Lunch in Provence
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Sunday Lunch in Provence a Summer Buffet

Provence is a wonderful place to visit all year, but the summer it’s – OohProvence! The cicadas start chanting as the temperatures rise in late June. When the lavender and sunflowers bloom in July and August, shaded restaurant tables are in high demand. Summer entertaining should be stress-free and casual. …

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Marius Arles Artisan Creators
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Marius Where to Shop in Arles for Artisan Creators

Like a multi-layered quilt, the city of Arles is coated with 2000+ years of history. Sitting on the western bank of the Rhône, Arles is considered the gateway to the Camargue. The city strikes a balance between old and new. Visit the time-worn Roman monuments or the gleaming Luma Arles …

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Paint and Tour Provence Tessa Baker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Paint and Tour Provence with Tessa Baker this Fall

Artist Tessa Baker has finalized the details for two painting tours this fall. Now is your chance to visit the region and explore your artistic side. Join an intimate group of other creative types wanting to improve their painting skills in Provence with Tessa’s coaching. September 4 – 11, 2021: …

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Piano
 Festival Roque d'Antheron Festival International de Piano

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

Piano Concerts the Festival in La Roque d’Anthéron

Every summer, the Luberon village of La Roque d’Anthéron greets visitors from around the world for the International Piano Festival. The month-long Festival starts in mid-July, and music lovers fill the stands at Château de Florans. For four decades, the acoustical stage, set under a leafy canopy of Plantanes (Plane …

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Ferme du Val pool and house
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provencal Bliss this Luberon Holiday Villa Sleeps 14

Finding the perfect holiday rental for a large group of family or friends is daunting. Balancing the group’s desires for comfort, privacy, and proximity to attractions takes research and a stroke of luck. Ferme du Val hits all the high notes with accommodation for 14 people in seven (7) double …

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Luberon Luxury Provence Accommodation Les Vallons pool
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Exceptional Luberon Holiday Home Sleeps 12

Surrounded by olive trees, grapevines and backing onto a private woodland Les Vallons has jaw-dropping views in every direction. Once part of a hamlet, the home was fully restored by the British owners to create a holiday rental home that can sleep 12 comfortably. Les Vallons was constructed in traditional …

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Natural French Skincare and Cosmetics from Remember Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Natural French Skincare and Cosmetics from Remember Provence

Selling exclusive Provencal-themed housewares, gift items, and culinary ingredients, Remember Provence reaches customers around the world. The founders launched a home-based business selling artisanal products from the South of France that was in 1997. In 2013, the French company relaunched the website and moved product sales to an entirely Internet-based …

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Food at Atelier Paul Cézanne
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

MPG2021 Gourmet Summer Dinners in Unusual Locations

Recognizing the importance of gastronomic tourism as a travel segment, Provence Tourism launched a food-focused celebration two years ago. Marseille Provence Gastronomie (MPG2019) was an incredible series of events including local markets, cooking demonstrations and even a record-breaking cooking class led by Michelin starred chefs. Building on the previous success, …

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Marseille OohProvence Group Tours Itineraries
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

15% Discount When You Book a OohProvence Tour

In 2013, Christopher Curtis and Laurent Nurisso closed their design boutiques in London and drove to Provence. Ignoring their friends who could not fathom a move to France, this creative duo (photographer and painter) viewed Marseille as a diamond in the rough ready for exploration. Swapping the United Kingdom’s grey …

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Domaine viticole du Château La Martinette à Lorgues
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

12 Wineries Grape Reasons to Visit Lorgues Terres de Vins

Why Visit Lorgues? Another agricultural town in the Var might not be on most travel agendas. But, if you love food, wine and history, it should be. Lorgues is a magnificent old Provencal village surrounded by olive groves, wheat fields and wineries – the Lorgues Terres de Vins. Wine is …

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