History Pigeonniers of France
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History the Pigeonniers of France in Perspective

Beautiful Bird Homes Thousands of pigeonniers, or pigeon towers, dot the landscape of the south of France. If you look for them, you will quickly realise that they come in an astonishing variety of shapes, sizes and styles. Arguably, no creature has had more beautiful homes built for it than …

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Pruning Grapevines in Provence
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Pruning Grapevines in Provence is Hard Work

For grapevines to continue producing high-quality grapes, they need annual pruning. This activity is time-consuming, physical and necessary for the long term health of the vines. Göran Boman, the author of The Wines of Provence – Tricolour, wrote the article below. Based in Sweden, far from Provence’s vineyards, he has …

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Easter Traditions in Provence
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Sweet Treats, Food and Easter Traditions in Provence

The following article on Easter traditions in Provence is an excerpt from Marie Helene, the founder of Remember Provence. Online store Remember Provence sells Provencal-themed housewares, gift items and culinary ingredients to customers worldwide. In 2013, the French company relaunched the website and moved product sales to an entirely Internet-based …

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7 Reasons Why Provence is a Perfect Holiday Destination

When you plan a vacation, the first thing that you probably start with is choosing the perfect destination. Provence has always been a popular place to visit. So what is Provence famous for? It is renowned for wine, food, a colourful environment, and plenty of sites worth visiting. Why Choose …

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Bonnieux a Great Place for a Day in the Luberon

Discovering Bonnieux Our family first visited Bonnieux during a week in Provence in early June 2003. We stayed in a nearby village and spent a few hours in Bonnieux one afternoon. The Luberon truly captivated all three of us. The following year we returned for a longer stay—six-and-a-half months—renting a …

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Gypsy Pilgrimage Saintes-Maries
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Gypsy Pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in the Camargue

I find myself increasingly comfortable listening to conversations I don’t understand. Throaty vowels, rusty consonants, over half a dozen languages being spoken at once; French, Spanish, Catalan, American, Austrian, Italian, Romani during the Gypsy Festival, Pélerinage Gitan, in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Listening with our minds instead of our hearts, language often limits …

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Alyscamps Roman Burial Arles
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Alyscamps the Roman Burial in Arles is a Must-See

Immortalized in Dante’s Inferno, Alyscamps, one of the most famous historical burial grounds outside of Rome, is a short walk from the centre of Arles in the southwestern corner of Provence. The day my tour group visited, there was no one else there except a few stray cats, and the …

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2021 Grape Harvest Provence
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Wine Update on the 2021 Grape Harvest in Provence

Late last year I wrote about the challenges for the winemakers of Provence in 2021. Between Mother Nature and some human-caused issues, the harvest seemed to be in jeopardy. 2021 Harvest Shows Promise However, according to updated information, the 2021 wine crop in Provence seems to be pretty good, at …

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Move to Provence: How to Manage Your Business Remotely

Is it within reach to successfully run a business remotely? CEOs have tried and tested strategies on how to manage conventional businesses. Emphasizing the benefits of working in the office setting, they usually mention the possibility of discussing emerging issues at once, data security, and no distractions at the workplace. …

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Vendages 2021 Wines of Provence
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2021 Challenges for Winemakers of Provence

The 2021 weather disadvantaged winegrowers in France and Provence. Frost, fire, hail and even turtles made it worse. So how will the wine vintage 2021 be after all these worries? 2021 Provence Vintage After a tough 2020, the new year began in the same way. The Covid-19 restrictions continued, as …

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