L'Oustalet Maianen Restaurant Maillane
Keith Van SickleRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

L’Oustalet Maianen Restaurant in Maillane for Delicious Food

Just a few miles north of St-Rémy-de-Provence, in the quiet town of Maillane, sits a restaurant that is well worth the trip. Consider this restaurant if you want to enjoy a delicious meal in a comfortable dining room—or on a shady terrace in warm weather. My wife and I live …

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Silk Art Exhibition in Ménerbes
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Silk Art Exhibition in Ménerbes this Summer

Until the end of September, La Vie en Soie II is an installation of textile creations by artist Joanna Staniszkis in Ménerbes. Located in the historic Dora Maar House, the exhibition includes recent works by Staniszkis, a Canadian who has lived in the Luberon at least part-time since 1996. Silk …

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Artists Open House Forcalquier
Artists Inspired by ProvenceGuest PostInspire

Artists Open House a Reason to Visit Forcalquier

The artists and artisans of Forcalquier open their doors for the ninth edition of Ateliers Ouverts from July 29th through August 1st, 2022. Les Ateliers Ouverts Truly a celebration of creativity, the event takes place throughout the town with street entertainment, outdoor photo displays and art shown in galleries, shop …

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Drought Conditions French Vineyards Ch-Roquefort
Guest PostTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Too Dry! Drought Conditions in the French Vineyards

Göran Boman, the author of The Wines of Provence – Tricolour, wrote the article below. Based in Sweden, far from Provence’s vineyards, he has visited many times, and his knowledge of the vineyards and wines of the region is impressive. Below is an excerpt from an article he wrote earlier …

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Lavender Fields near Aix Terre Ugo
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Looking for Lavender Fields near Aix Head to Terre Ugo

Visit the lavender fields near Aix-en-Provence! Terre Ugo is a 7-hectare family farm located on the outskirts of Aix in Puyricard. In 2017, the family planted 30,000 organic Lavandin Grosso plants on a portion of the property. Now, during the peak of the flowering season, you can visit Terre Ugo …

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Uzes market day close to Avignon
ExploreRenata HaidleVillages Towns and Cities

Great Day Trips from Avignon in 2-Hours or less

If you are here because you have already read about my brief visit to Avignon, you probably recall that I spent a few days there last fall – my first trip back to France after 22 months of absence and my first visit to this wonderful city. Picking up the …

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Summer Menu 2022 Lead Photo
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

French Summer Menu Try A Taste of le Sud with Friends

Our 2022 summer menu comes from Emma Kershaw, who lives in the South of France near the Spanish border. Start the evening with a savoury octopus pie from Sète, followed by a chilled soup, then the Catalan variation of fish stew and a sweet fruit finish. In June 2016, several …

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RAIL CAR BY BOB DYLAN @ Chateau la Coste
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Bob Dylan’s Rail Car Pulls into Château la Coste

Diehard fan or not, you are likely aware of Bob Dylan’s success as a singer-songwriter and musician. However, it might have surprised others (besides me) when he won the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” But, on the other …

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A Visit to Mougins, centre ville
ExploreGayle PadgettVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to Mougins and 5 Things To Do

While in Mougins to give a talk on my latest book, The Birdwatcher’s Wife, I was delighted to reacquaint myself with the enchanting area. My previous visit had been three years ago when I made a presentation on my first book, Passion for Provence: 22 Keys to La Belle Vie. …

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Place Antony Mars in Vence France Many Reasons we Live Here
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Vence, France the Many Reasons to Live Here

Steve Wilkison is a web designer, writer and photographer who lives in Vence, France, with his wife Carole Richmond and their dog Myla. Originally from southern California, he first became enchanted with France when he backpacked throughout Europe at the age of 18. He fell in love with Vence the …

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