Chestnut Festival Revest-du-Bion
Julie WhitmarshLocal Food ProducersTaste

A Must! The Chestnut Festival in Revest-du-Bion in Provence

Last year, we enjoyed a mild autumn in Provence, which is not always the case in the South of France. The pleasant temperatures meant we could get out cycling and for long walks. It also allowed us to visit some of our favourite brocantes and the semi-annual Antiques, Art, and …

Autumn is Lovely in Provence
InspirePaula KaneWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Autumn is Lovely in Provence

Fall in Provence can be strange and wonderful. We seemed to skip right from summer to autumn in a day, then thankfully recovered a little bit since the beginning of October. On the other hand, I always get rather down when the temperatures dip and the days become shorter; this …

Chateau La Coste Drop Tom Shannon
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

12 Great Places For Contemporary Art in Provence

With its “painter’s light” and powerful landscapes, Provence was immortalized by Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh and other famous artists. However, the region is continually building its reputation as a magnet for art and creativity. From parks to vineyards to glass factories, here are 12 places to see contemporary art …

Olympic Logo Paris Torch Relay
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

The Paris Olympic Torch Relay Begins in Provence in May 2024

On May 8, 2024, the Olympic Torch Relay begins in Marseille before heading around France toward its destination at the opening ceremony in Paris for the XXXIII Olympiad. It’s fitting that the Olympic Flame will arrive on French soil in – Massalia (ΜΑΣΣΑΛΙΑ) – the city the Greeks founded in …

Tastes of Provence Fall Menu 2023
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Make this Fall Menu with Recipes from the South of France

Our 2023 fall menu brings a collection of Provencal and French Riviera dishes to your dinner table. The menu was created by Anina Belle, the culinary genius behind Le Chef’s Wife. In the last year of her business degree, Anina Belle was an exchange student in Nice, France. She had …

Castle Hill Cemetery Coastal Walks Near Nice
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

French Riviera 10 Places to See During your Stay

Whether this is your first trip to the French Riviera or you are a regular visitor to the Côte d’Azur, the only problem is overwhelming choices. Where should you start? In alphabetical order, we have highlighted ten (10) of our favourite places to visit along (or near) the coast. However, …

Walking in the Luberon
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Why Walking in the Luberon is a Great Way to Explore Provence

The Luberon is a great area to explore on foot. There is a wonderful network of well-marked hiking trails, with many of the villages having their own circular walks too. While, in the height of summer, it can be too hot to really walk any distance, and many of the …

Jewish Provence Carpentras synagogue site
InspireKeith Van SickleProvencal History & Traditions

10 Historic Jewish Sites in Provence

France has a thriving Jewish community, the third largest in the world after Israel and the United States. And while today Paris is the center of French Jewish life, this wasn’t always the case. That center was Provence for centuries, thanks to a surprising protector: the Pope. This article covers …

Eygalieres Local Restaurants
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Where to Eat? Restaurants in Eygalières to Try Now

Unlike the abundant shopping in the heart of Saint Remy de Provence, the village of Eygalières has only a handful of boutiques. However, what this town lacks in retail opportunities, it makes up for with places to eat and drink. The following list of cafés and restaurants in Eygalières is …

See Flamingos in Provence
ExploreGayle PadgettLocals Travel Tips

A Great Place to See Flocks of Flamingos in Provence

Calling all nature and bird lovers! During your trip to Provence, you won’t want to miss the family-friendly Parc Ornithologique de Pont-de-Gau. This birding hot spot in the Camargue is near Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, where you will see pink flamingos and many other birds. See Flamingos and More This is far from …