Provence History Tale Sardine
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & Culture

Provencal History Tale of The Sardine that Blocked the Port of Marseille

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Do you know about the sardine that blocked the port of Marseille? As I was perusing local postcards at a local flea market in Provence, I came across a curious image. The postcard depicts an enormous sardine blocking the port of Marseille. The seller, taking …

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Provence Guided Market Tours
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Insider Provence Guided Market Tours with a Local

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Sure the markets in Provence are tempting, but… Are you curious about in the ins and outs of working in a market in Provence? Do you want to taste the best Provencal ingredients and find out how they’re made? Would you like to eat breakfast at …

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Seared Sea Scallops Cauliflower Purée
Ashley TinkerFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Seared Sea Scallops and Cauliflower Purée a Recipe

Completing a DIY home renovation in Provence is not necessarily for every couple. Ashley and Robin made their house transformation look easy. Now, with some time on their hands, they can enjoy their kitchen and entertain friends. This recipe for seared sea scallops on a cauliflower purée could be served …

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Provencal Fish Soup Recipe
Ashley TinkerFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Make Provencal Fish Soup From Scratch It’s Worth it

Deciding to make dinner for a large group takes courage. Deciding to create a menu based around a tradition Provencal fish soup, and making the whole thing from scratch is just a little bit crazy, but the results are delicious. Chefs in France take their trade seriously, so it is not surprising that a Marseille -based group decided that this iconic dish required some specific ingredients and serving methodology, hence the Bouillabaisse Charter. A real Marseille bouillabaisse

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Visiting Côte d'Azur
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Travel Tips for Visiting the Côte d’Azur a Guest Post by Author Jane Dunning

Contributor blog post by Jane Dunning for Curious Provence: Visiting the Côte d’Azur I’ve stayed in over twenty places in Provence, from Menton in the east to Cassis in the west and Orange in the north and, I confess, it’s my favourite region in the whole of France. It’s also the …

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Early Spring Landscapes Provence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Capturing Early Spring Landscapes in Provence in Photos

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: May I brag for a moment? Just look at how beautiful these landscapes are, even at this time of year. Most of these pictures were taken with my phone, as many were impromptu pit spots on the side of the road. I’ve noticed a sudden …

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Arles May Events Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s Going on in May Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: On the 1st of May, make sure to visit the celebrations in Arles where the Fête des Gardians takes over the city. Worth a visit! You may even see the queen of les Arlesiennes. This is the month of public holidays in France. Make sure to be aware …

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Visit Pink Flamingos Camargue
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Visiting the Pink Flamingos of Camargue in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Flamingos in Provence Did you know that we have a lot of pink flamingos in Provence? It’s not something that one would associate with the place of hilltop towns, olives, almonds, sunflowers, and lavender but that is my favourite thing about this region- it’s diversity. From our location …

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Corsica Ferry Crossing Corsican Cuisine
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Understanding Corsican Cuisine Here is Your Cheatsheet

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: A Brief Summary of Corsican Cuisine We felt almost obligated to visit this stunning island; it’s the favourite vacation place of people living in Provence. You’ll often notice the stickers still proudly displayed on many cars here from the Marseille-Corsica ferry. We still have ours! …

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Provence Vacation Photography
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

Making Holiday Memories in Provence Vacation Photography

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Book your Photo Shoot in Provence! Vacation Photography Vacation photography is a growing genre of photography offered by professional photographers living all over the world. Selfies are great, but they don’t compare to professional photos. I know so many couples or families that don’t …

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