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Lifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of FranceVicki Archer

The French Pharmacy: What Not To Miss

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: The French pharmacy is different, it is not like others. Visiting the French pharmacy is more about browsing and shopping than it is about the medicinal. There is a behind the counter section that is jam-packed with medications that could cure a myriad of ailments. …

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Flowers in St Remy by @frenchessence
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceVicki Archer

Q and A With VA: The Split Life In Provence

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: I have another new idea for this year. I have called it Q & A with VA. I receive many emails I would love to share with you and they are emails with all sorts of ideas and questions, from fashion and beauty to …

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Hotel du Cap Eden Roc @frenchessence
Hotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in ProvenceVicki Archer

Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc: Plus ça Change, Plus c’est la Même Chose

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Rock; it really is true to say the more things change, the more they stay the same. I am slow today, still luxuriating in the most wonderful weekend we enjoyed at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. If you follow me on Instagram you will …

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A Good Year in #Provence @FrenchEssence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceVicki Archer

On Location: A Good Year

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: One of the most endearing features of A Good Year is the location. If you have a trip planned to Provence you might like to visit some of the areas where the movie was made. A Good Year was filmed in the region of …

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Familiarity and rediscovery @frenchessense
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceVicki Archer

Familiarity And Rediscovery in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: Familiarity and rediscovery go together. The familiar despite our best intentions can be taken for granted. We never mean to neglect and most of the time we don’t even realise it is happening. Taking something or someone for granted is a non-intentional dismissal. Sometimes, not …

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St Remy #LocalsTips @frenchessence
Restaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkVicki Archer

“Where To” In Saint Rémy de Provence: #2

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: The most important “where to” in Saint Rémy de Provence is the most difficult to answer. Where to eat? The question everyone wants to know other than, “where to stay”. It doesn’t matter how familiar a place is, restaurants are a tough one to …

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Locals Tip St Remy #StRemy @frenchessence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsVicki Archer

“Where To” In Saint Rémy de Provence #1

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE IS A SMALL TOWN FULL OF SURPRISES. It is a town small enough to feel like a village but large enough to have everything and more. My first visit in 1995 set in motion a whole new life. Simply, I fell …

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Explore: Travel in ProvenceVicki ArcherVillages Towns and Cities

In The Mood For Saint Tropez

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: Moody and misty was the feel in Saint Tropez on Saturday morning. Saint Tropez has a quieter feel this year, more relaxed and with a less frenetic pace. More like the old days. In Saint Tropez I cannot help but re-visit my …Continue reading …

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Restaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkVicki Archer

Where To Eat In Maussane-les-Alpilles

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: Maussane-les-Alpilles, sitting on the other side of the mountains is one of the prettiest villages in Provence. Yes, I am biased because I am based in the Alpilles mountain area. The truth is, whether you are experiencing the Luberon or the Alpilles, Provencal villages …

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Summer Party in Provence @frenchessence
Taste: Food & DrinkVicki Archer

Summer Party In Provence

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: A summer party in Provence is my idea of heaven. This year we had a party to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. It was a long weekend affair with a black die dinner on the Saturday night and a pool party on the Sunday. It …

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