Learning French Destination Francais
AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLearning French

Learning French in Aix-en-Provence this Summer the Destination Francais Way

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Here is some information from two French teachers who have moved from the classroom approach in favour of walking around Aix, visiting the markets, having lunch together, all the time having French a conversation – with notes of new vocabulary being emailed to you later.   …Continue …

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Bastide Rose Le Thor
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Explore Sculptures of Amour Love at Bastide Rose in Le Thor

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Bastide Rose is the beautiful honey-coloured home of Poppy Salinger who was married to JFK’s press secretary, journalist and writer Pierre Salinger. It stands by the translucent river Sorgue and is the setting for an annual sculpture show. This year, its theme is Amour, in …

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Gout et Voyage Tours Provence Wine Tasting
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Gout et Voyage Tours a Chance to Experience the Flavours of Provence

Goût et Voyage Culinary Travel Martine and I have lunch once a year in Provence, it was my turn to pick the spot and L’Aile ou la Cuisse was a safe bet. Located in the heart of old St Rémy de Provence it’s a restaurant that we had both tried …

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Insiders Market Tour Provence Discovery
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Curious about the Markets in Provence? Take an Insider’s Tour

Curious Provence is the name of Ashley Tinker’s blog. It’s a great name as it combines her interests, she is naturally curious about her surroundings, and she lives in Provence. Ashley studied fine art, is a talented photographer, loves to cook and she still (more below) loves the markets in …

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Madeleines Salées Savoury Appetizer
AppetizerBarbara SchuerenbergProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Everyone Loves Madeleines Salées Try this Savoury Version

This recipe for Madeleines Salées uses ingredients more typical of Provence – olive oil, tomatoes, cheese, basil and thyme. These little bites are perfect with some chilled Provencal rosé.

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Olive and Sweetpea
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Olive and Sweetpea where wine, women and possibilities meet

Where Passions Meet Wine and words. The idea for Olive and Sweetpea (Olive + Sweetpea), a new e-magazine, was hatched over a few glasses of wine. When Paula Kane and I scheduled a springtime lunch, we half-heartedly joked about the possibility of enjoying a meal on a sunny patio. After …

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Picasso-Picabia Musée Picasso
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Picasso-Picabia at Musée Granet this Summer in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Adding to my previous post, which concentrated on the opening weekend for the Picasso-Picabia exhibition at the Musée Granet. There will be a weekly guided tour of the exhibition in English on Fridays at 15:00hrs (entry fee + 4 euros). French tours will take place Tues-Sun at …

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Fréjus Site de Malpasset
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura Snoek

Fréjus Site de Malpasset a Broken Dam and a Shocking Story

Contributor blog post by Laura: Have you ever heard of the broken dam of Malpasset near Fréjus? I hadn’t before I went there, but it is quite an impressive site. The area of the ‘Site de Malpasset’ is a beautiful, natural site, but which unfortunately has a sad history. On …

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NG Art Creative Residency- megan flowers
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

NG Art Creative Residency Where Artists are Gathering Creative Inspiration in the Alpilles

NG Art Creative Residency Nicky Ginsberg has been engrossed in the world of art and emerging artistic talent for over 30 years. Born in the United Kingdom, Ginsberg ended up in Sydney, Australia after a stint in France. Over that period, her art history background, understanding of the commercial aspects …

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Verrine Tricolore Bell Pepper Goat Cheese
AppetizerBarbara SchuerenbergProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Verrine Tricolore a Bell Pepper and Goat Cheese Starter

Verrine appetisers and desserts remain popular in France. The idea of layering flavours and textures in a small glass vessel is visually appealing. Think of this recipe as a savoury parfait starter to serve with drinks or as the first course. I make this Verrine Tricolore with two different coloured bell peppers and fresh goat cheese.

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