Arles Must-See Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Why Arles is a Must-See City in Provence

Roman Arles On a busy summer day, visitors crowd the streets, restaurants and cafés of Arles wanting to see this “A-list” city and its Roman traces. During the Roman Era, Arles was an important trading center with an important river port. Barges with cargo from all over the Empire travelled …

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Visit Provence Budget Holiday
Guest PostStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

It is Possible to Visit Provence on a Budget Holiday

When imagining Provence, perhaps you think of three-star Michelin restaurants serving snails with white truffles, paired with decades-old Bandol rosé. Sure thing, but regular French people also live in Provence and don’t have that much money to spare on a meal. Smart tourists will follow the local’s lead and can …

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Safe Cycling Top French Riviera en Famille
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostLocals Travel Tips

Tons of Summer Family Fun on the French Riviera

After a rocky start to the year, the French Riviera beaches and the sparkling Mediterranean are calling your family’s name. The following post first appeared on French Riviera Family Activities with many suggestions for family-friendly fun on and off the coast. Family Fun Near the Coast Go Wild: An hour …

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Classic Car Rentals Provence Yes Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Drive a Classic Car with Rentals from Yes Provence

The joy of seeing a Citroën 2CV cruising the Provence roads puts a smile on your face. The team at Yes Provence is increasing the number of grins in the region with their classic rental car fleet. Their vehicles include; 2CVs, an Austin Mini, Citroën Méharis (think Bridgette Bardot’s car), …

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Artichokes Barigoule Provencal Classic Provence Gourmet
French Cooking ClassesMain CoursePorkProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Artichokes à la Barigoule a Provencal Classic

Artichokes à la Barigoule might be on the menu, I could hardly wait for the day to arrive. This classic Provencal dish includes artichokes, salted pork, onions and white wine. What’s not to love about that combination?

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St Remy Hotel de Ville
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Our St Remy de Provence Lifestyle

For two decades, Gayle Padgett and her husband Ralph maintained a long-distance relationship with Provence. They often travelled to the South of France during their vacation time from US government jobs in Germany. As their retirement years approached, the “Where are we going to live?” question loomed. The couple chose …

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Emily Durand Your Private Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Gardens and Charming Villages a Visit to Provence

Emily Durand, the founder of Your Private Provence, decided to turn her Covid-19 lockdown experience from lemons into lemonade. She refined her ideas for small-group tour itineraries in Provence, resulting in a delightful combination of charming villages, gardens and comfortable accommodation. Vaucluse Vineyards and Views The eight (8) night trip …

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Chicken Carrot Apricot tagine Recipe uno casa
Guest PostMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Chicken, Carrot and Apricot Tagine Recipe

Here’s a recipe for chicken, carrot and apricot tagine that will take you straight to Morocco via France. Sweet, savoury, and quick to prepare. This beautiful tagine conjures up images of spice-filled Marrakesh. No need to go to North Africa, though, to enjoy this deliciously sweet and savoury dish. You …

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Interview Meet the Founder of Goût et Voyage
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Interview: Meet the Founder of Goût et Voyage

Meet the Founder Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Martine Bertin-Peterson, the founder of boutique travel company Goût et Voyage. A company that she started in 2014, with the idea of creating small group tours based around the way she likes to travel. Her vision was to develop slow-travel …

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Lorgues Coffee Roasters Provence Markets
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Lorgues Coffee Roasters Crafting Great Coffee in Provence

An hour from glamourous St. Tropez on the French Riviera, and about the same distance from the chic city of art and water Aix-en-Provence, Lorgues sits in the heart of the Var. There are many reasons to visit Lorgues, but freshly, roasted coffee was not one of them until recently. …

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