Summer Menu Collection
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesTaste

Collection of Provence Summer Recipes and Menus for Easy Entertaining

Since summer entertaining should be a breeze, this recipe collection, designed with simplicity, features 20 easy-to-follow recipes and a few menu suggestions. If you’re not in the mood for cooking, consider the refreshing salade Niçoise, the chilled gazpacho, the sweet fig and tomato salad, or the indulgent frozen nougat with …

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The Perrier Museum property entrance
ExploreGayle PadgettRoad Trips South of France

The Perrier Museum and Source Find Out What’s the Hubbub Over Bubbles?

In the tiny town of Vergèze, near the fabulous Roman city of Nîmes, stands the mega powerhouse producer of bottled water bubbles known worldwide as Perrier. The Perrier Museum The story behind this “Champagne of table waters” becoming a globally recognized brand began over 160 years ago. While on a …

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Shopping for French Antiques and Vintage in Provence
Barefoot BloggerInspireShopping & Gifts

Brocantes, French Antiques and Vintage Shopping in Provence Tips

France is the ultimate haven for those passionate about estate sales, antiques, and French brocantes. A French brocante is similar to a giant yard sale—a game of hunting and gathering. Brocante stores are a familiar sight in the south of France. In Uzès, there are weekends devoted to brocantes. Items …

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Hôtel Vernon Fondation Lee Ufan Arles
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Visit Lee Ufan Arles for Contemporary Art

The city of Arles, in what is now Provence, was essential for river trade during the Roman era. The Rhône River was a major route for transporting goods in both directions on the water and then inland. Vincent van Gogh spent over a year in Arles before moving to Saint …

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Lavender Provence Artisans Recipes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Lavender in Provence 7 Best Places to Visit

Lavender blooms for a relatively short time in Provence. Like any plant, the exact peak flowering time depends on several factors, including weather and altitude. Generally, the lavender fields in the South of France peak in early July and are harvested by mid-August. Many people plan their trips specifically to …

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Carrieres des Lumieres Egypt Culturespaces
InspireKeith Van SickleWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Pharaohs in France? This Year’s Program at the Carrières des Lumières

Carrières des Lumières, the fabulous immersive art show held inside a giant cavern near Les Baux-de-Provence, usually features a significant artist like Vincent van Gogh or Paul Cézanne. Works by the artist are displayed along with music in a brilliant choreography. But this year, the organizers decided to do something …

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Paul Cezanne Walking Trail Aix-en-Provence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireVirginie Van Der Wees

Painter Paul Cézanne’s Atelier Visiting While in Aix-en-Provence

Join me in Provence for a French immersion stay and learn about French painter Paul Cézanne and his atelier (workshop) in Aix-en-Provence.  That’s why I always have a lot of fun receiving students in immersion courses and sharing my love for this city and its region with them. Cézanne Fan …

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Craft Beers in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Discover the Best Craft Beers in Provence at These 10 Microbreweries

Provence is a famous winemaking (and drinking) country. The region has a justified reputation in wine circles for terrific rosé blends, celebrated reds and coveted whites from Châteauneuf du Pape, and the outstanding production of crus from the Côte du Rhone vineyards. So, perhaps it’s unsurprising that beer is not …

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Marseille Street Food Festival - Taste around the world
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Food Lover? Marseille is Hosting a Street Food Festival in June

Marseille Provence Gastronomie (MPG) is back this year with several food festivals, special dinners and other options for the gourmets and gourmand(e)s. If you are a food lover, don’t miss the upcoming Street Food Festival #4 in Marseille. Starting June 13 and running through June 15, 2024, you can taste …

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The Book of Rosé: The Provençal Vineyard That Revolutionized Rosé By Whispering Angel and Château D'Esclans
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWines and Spirits of Provence

The Book of Rosé about Château d’Esclans Vineyard and its Famous Wines

The Book of Rosé: The Provençal Vineyard That Revolutionized Rosé By Whispering Angel and Château D’Esclans. Published by Rizzoli International Publications in April 2024. Wrapped in dusty pink, the book promised a visual feast almost as appealing as a chilled glass of Whispering Angel from the wine estate. The Book …

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