Rose et Marius Liquid soap Lunch under the arbour
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Touch of Provence Liquid Soaps from Rose et Marius

Made in Provence with olive oil and perfumed with exclusive Rose et Marius fragrances, these refillable liquid soaps are found in beautiful 5* hotels, top-quality restaurants, or your home. Imagine a typical Provencal relaxed lunch with chilled rosé under the arbour. These Rose et Marius liquid shower soaps are paraben-free. …

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Lemon Tart French Classic
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste

This Delicious Lemon Tart is a French Classic

Author, chef, and journalist Susan Herrmann Loomis shares her recipe (below) for a delicious lemon tart. One of the recipes in her cookbook Plat du Jour: French Dinners Made Easy, this French classic tarte au citron is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. The recipe is straightforward, and the …

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Okanagan Lavender Farm Canada
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Sweet Recipe Chocolate Lavender Truffles

Generally speaking, candy can be tricky to make, but truffles are not that complicated. The recipe below for chocolate lavender truffles comes from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm. It is easy to follow and the results are delicious. Serve the truffles for dessert or wrap them in an attractive …

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LUMA Arles Art Centre
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Why Visit LUMA Arles Contemporary Art Centre and Urban Garden

The city of Arles is considered the gateway to the Camargue wetlands and Rhône River delta. It is the last major urban centre before leaving Provence’s southwestern boundary. In June 2021, LUMA Arles – an interdisciplinary creative campus – officially opened to the public in the former Parc des Ateliers. …

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Our Top Ideas for Spending a Day in Aix-en-Provence

Situated in the Bouches du Rhône, Aix-en-Provence may lack Marseille’s waterfront and beaches, but the beauty of Aix more than makes up for it. A day is hardly long enough to appreciate a city that began as a Roman settlement over 2,000 years ago. But it is possible with our …

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Traditional Aioli Garlic Mayonnaise
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Traditional Aioli a Recipe for Garlic Mayonnaise from Provence

Made with olive oil and egg yolks, aioli (aïoli) is a popular sauce in the South of France. Susan Herrmann Loomis shares her recipe for this garlic mayonnaise below. This recipe comes from her cookbook French Grill: 125 Refined & Rustic Recipes, published in 2018. In addition to publishing 14 best-selling …

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Church of St. Trophime, Arles
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Provence Bouches du Rhône Romans to Modern Day

The Rhône and Durance rivers are like bookends creating fluid boundaries of the Bouches du Rhône (mouth of the Rhône) while providing irrigation for the department’s agricultural land. After an 800 km journey from its source, the Rhône Glacier in Valais, Switzerland, the Rhône River yawns lazily into the Mediterranean …

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10 Museums to Visit in Nice on the French Riviera

The French Riviera coast is lined with sandy and pebbled beaches, grand villas and designer gardens. Whether you arrive by car, plane, train or yacht, it is an attractive destination. While there is no lack of things to do along the Côte d’Azur, you want a dose of culture some …

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Eygalieres Local Restaurants
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Where to Eat? Restaurants in Eygalières to Try

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 …

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Rose et Marius Scented Candle
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Looking for Gifts Luxury Candles from Provence

Discovering local artisanal brands is among the many reasons to visit Provence. Over the last few years, we have had the pleasure of meeting several founders of these businesses. While these companies sell different products – lavender, perfumes, accessories, candles, linens – they all have the desire to share the …

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