French Language Skills French Language Lessons @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

How to Improve Your French Language Skills

Learning French Learning another language is not easy at any age, but as an adult, there is no question it is hard! The Business Insider takes a stab at explaining the issue “Here’s Why It’s So Hard To Learn A New Language As An Adult.” Where children are generally less …

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Nice Port Long Weekend French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

How to Spend a Long Weekend on the French Riviera

This article by Amy Lynne Hayes is from the French Quarter Magazine. The French Riviera. The phrase conjures up images of crystal blue waters and golden sunshine. Beautiful people are strolling down the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, and the ladies are looking effortlessly chic. Surely there is someone famous hiding …

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Sainte Baume Grotto Views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Sacred Sainte Baume Grotto a Pilgrims’ Walk in Provence

A Natural Grotto Between the busy urban centres of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, at the heart of the Parc naturel régional de la Sainte-Baume, is a mountain that stretches 12km and a famous religious site. The Sainte Baume Grotto is a prominent destination for Christian pilgrimages and anyone interested in discovering …

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Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Guest PostHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Luxury Stay at Hotel Metropole in Monte-Carlo

This article by Julie Chaizemartin was previously published on The French Quarter Magazine. Luxurious Hotel Metropole Calm and exquisite pleasure reign there. And luxury of course. In the smallest details. At the Metropole Hotel in Monte-Carlo, an invitation to travel begins in the driveway of honor that spreads its Italianate finery as an introduction …

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Domaines Ott• Wine Architecture
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaines Ott* Wine and Architecture at Château de Selle

Modern Wine and Architecture In 2004, Champagne Louis Roederer acquired a majority share in Les Domaines Ott*.  Cousins and the fourth generation in a family of winemakers Christian et Jean-François Ott remain intimately involved as directors in the operations at the vineyards supported by a team of oenologists. The Champagne …

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Quality Merino Wool Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Quality Merino Wool from Provence Tricote Moi un Mouton

Merino Wool in Provence Tricote Moi Un Mouton is a producer of premium merino wool in the Luberon. Located near Apt in the Luberon Valley, Emilien et Emilie Bonnet raise a herd of some 500 sheep. Their farming operation includes a breed called the mérinos d’Arles chosen for their high-quality …

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Virginia Johnson Custom Illustrations
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Virginia Johnson Custom Home Illustrations and Gardens Too

Custom Home Illustrations Years ago, when we bought our first house, a friend gave us a thoughtful housewarming gift. She commissioned a custom illustration a “house portrait” of our new home. The artist created a small watercolour print of the house from a photograph. The picture hung in our home …

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Provence Market Lifestyle Fashion Village Heart Scene
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Provence Market Provencal Lifestyle Inspired Fashion

Fashion: The Provence Market Michele and Jean-Marie are a husband and wife team with a vision, complementary work experiences and a passion for Provence. So why not leverage that textbook combination and create a new fashion brand – The Provence Market? As a traveller, one cannot help but feel how …

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Truffles Hunting Provence Dogs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Elusive Truffles Hunting for Black Gold in Provence

We had just witnessed a demonstration of how dogs are essential companions for the truffle hunt (le cavage). In most cases, dogs have usurped pigs as the more manageable truffle hunters.

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Tips Renting Car Provence France
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostLocals Travel Tips

Tips for Renting a Car in Provence

Renting a car in Provence can be a fun experience. Having the freedom of your own wheels is great, especially if you don’t overpay in the process. Here are a couple of tips on how to make the most of it.

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