French 101
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How To Be French 101

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Becoming More French Dreaming of that natural sophisticated class that the French exude? Always wanted to know how to be French? Wanting that certain “Je ne sais quoi”? Look no further, it’s GGG to the rescue!Let’s deep dive into …

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Witches Provence Halloween Cemetery @Girlgonegallic
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGirl Gone GallicProvencal History & Traditions

Be Forewarned the Halloween: There Be Witches in Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Have you ever heard of the Aix-en-Provence Witch Trials? Beginning in the early 1600’s, cases of nuns and priests under demonic possession ended in burning’s at the stake.  The priest was “kindly” granted the mercy of strangulation before being burned to ashes.  The …

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annual cherry festival La Roque d’Anthéron
Girl Gone GallicTaste: Food & Drink

10 Fantastic Reasons to Attend Provence’s Cherry Festival in La Roque d’Anthéron

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Cherry season is always a time that I wait for with great anticipation.  All those lovely little red spheres of delicious sweet tastiness have me salivating in anticipation as the season gets going.  Much to my delight, we are smack in the middle …

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Recipe Grandmothers French Butter Cookies
Cakes & CookiesDessertGirl Gone GallicProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Classic Recipe for Grandmother’s French Butter Cookies

French Butter Cookies – Les Sablés. Long ago when my grandmother was still of this earth, she shared with me her French butter cookie recipe, Sablés Normand. She had been making it for years, but the recipe dates even further back than that …Continue reading here for GGG’s post on these …

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French Shopping
Girl Gone GallicLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Found: French Shopping Paradise in Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: All Across France – C’est les SOLDES ! This year I discovered the sales at the Factory Outlet Malls (“magasins d’usine”) – and that was a revelation. Everything is already discounted at outlet pricing which is typically around 20% to 30% off the …

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Blue Coast Trail Grotte de la Marine
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGirl Gone GallicStay Fit in Provence

Another Option for Hiking Provence’s Blue Coast Trail Starting in La Redonne

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic Here are some very thorough directions (with pictures) for those of us with directional disabilities to help you hike Provence’s Côte Bleue – Blue Coast Trail – without walking in circles trying to find that elusive trail head.  Trail markers are rare here, …

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Hiking Provence’s Beautiful Côte Bleue
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGirl Gone GallicStay Fit in Provence

Options for Hiking Provence’s Beautiful Côte Bleue

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: I always feel so lucky to live in a region with endless choices for hiking and exploring!  As recently as mid-February I was hiking along the Côte Bleue near Marseille thoroughly enjoying the sunshine… Jealous aren’t you? Much of the Côte Bleue trail …

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French Fashion Stripes Marine Shirts French Sailor's shirts
Girl Gone GallicLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

French Fashion What’s Up with Those Blue and White Stripes

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Friday Fun Facts – La Marinière Did you know? Those blue and white stripes found on the iconic French Sailor’s shirts known as “la Marinière” follow very strict laws. The French Sailor’s shirt composition MUST follow these exacting rules: “The body is to …

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Provence Cote Bleue
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGirl Gone GallicRoad Trips South of France

Provence’s Beautiful Calanques of the Côte Bleue

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: The Calanques of the Côte Bleue, those fjord-like inlets carved into bright white limestone, are part of the lesser known stretch of coastline located west of Marseille in the protected “Parc Régional Marin de la Côte Bleue”.  The region is called the “Côte …

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French Riviera Mimosa Trail Photos @girlgonegallic
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGirl Gone GallicRoad Trips South of France

Photos from the Mimosa Route in Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: You are my sunshine, my only sunshine… This weekend should be perfect weather to explore the Mimosa Forests around Tanneron! The full driving itinerary can be found here at “GGG’s Route du Mimosa Itinerary”. Sunshine and blues skies may not have been there …

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