Alpilles Hiking Tips Hikers
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Alpilles Hiking Tips Top Summit Hikes

Exploring the Alpilles Established in 2007, the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles is a relatively new park. However, the mountain range itself is the result of millennia of continuous geological evolution. Artifacts from human settlements found in these hills date back to the Neolithic era. The Alpilles (small Alps) is a …

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Toulon Visit Provence Coastal City
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Toulon Reasons to Visit to this Coastal City Provence

Author, Mary Lou Longsworth writes: Toulon: Discovering Something New in Provence We’ve been living in the countryside south of Aix, close to the Mediterranean, for five years. We miss Aix and our friends, and the almost-twenty years of memories we had there, but have no regrets. Aix isn’t far, and …

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Stylish French Box Spring
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Order Now! My Stylish French Box Spring in Blue & White

Spring and Stylish Author and home décor guru Sharon Santoni is the founder of My Stylish French Box concept. This curated gift box concept was born from Santoni’s desire to share fabulous French brands and artisan creators with a large audience. For those who know Santoni, this lady has built …

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Getaway Alps Skiing Trekking
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Getaway to the Alps Spring Skiing and Summer Trekking

Getaway to the Alps A road trip to the Alps delivers a combination of excitement, outdoor sports, beautiful vistas and alpine weather. Several mountain resorts are closer than you might think from Provence providing an excellent destination for travellers and sportspersons alike. The Alps stretch 1,200 km across Europe through …

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2CV Touring Classic Cars Luberon Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Long Weekends and Short Breaks in Provence

Provencal Getaway With long weekends on the horizon, why not plan a short break in Provence? Gather some friends or family and head south for some warm weather, blue skies, gourmet food and sightseeing. Touring Ideas in Provence Late June through August, Provence treats her visitors to flowering lavender and …

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Marseille Provence Gastronomy MPG2019 6105_HERBES-DE-PROVENCE
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & Drink

For Foodies Marseille Provence Gastronomy MPG2019

“A Year to Savour” is the tag line for a year of culinary highlights cooking under the banner of Marseille Provence Gastronomy 2019 (#MGP2019). The Bouches du Rhône tourism group (Provence Tourism) together with a team of devoted food ambassadors in the region have crafted a program of events to …

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Marrakech Culinary Adventure Spice Market, Marrakesh
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Spend 5 Days in Marrakech on a Culinary Adventure

The fragrances of vanilla, cinnamon, citrus, dates, almonds, sesame seeds, ginger, and onions are intoxicating. I begin to wonder if I’m dreaming or floating on a magic carpet. A guided visit to Place des Épices, the colourful spice market, is one of many food lover’s experiences on the Pitcher & Powell …

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Playing House Memoir
Books on ProvenceGuest PostLifestyle: Art & Culture

Playing House in Provence a Memoir

Sometimes a book’s title brings up old memories. Remember your first house, sometime after college and into your career all of a sudden you were no longer “playing house” it was for real. The following is an excerpt from the book “” by Mary-Lou Weisman. The Weismans arrived in Provence …

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Pied-à-Terre Maussane Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real Estate

Own a Pied-à-Terre in the Maussane les Alpilles

House Search in the Alpilles Not everyone would have the vision and know how to transform a tiny 17th-century farm building into a bright, inviting pied-à-terre. The house was in poor condition, its last renovation dated from the 1970s as evidenced by the orange and brown colour palette. However, it …

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Absinthe French Drink National Absinthe Day
Taste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Absinthe the French Drink with a Poor Reputation

Absinthe the Green Fairy Two highly-alcoholic beverages with herbal ingredients absinthe and pastis are both significantly linked to the food heritage of Provence. Absinthe is a spirit, not a liqueur as it does not contain sugar. Typically a green liquid, it is often referred to as “la fée verte” or “the green fairy.” …

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