2CV Touring Classic Cars Luberon Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Long Weekends and Short Breaks in Provence

Provencal Getaway With long weekends on the horizon, why not plan a short break in Provence? Gather some friends or family and head south for some warm weather, blue skies, gourmet food and sightseeing. Touring Ideas in Provence Late June through August, Provence treats her visitors to flowering lavender and …

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Marseille Provence Gastronomy MPG2019 6105_HERBES-DE-PROVENCE
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & Drink

For Foodies Marseille Provence Gastronomy MPG2019

“A Year to Savour” is the tag line for a year of culinary highlights cooking under the banner of Marseille Provence Gastronomy 2019 (#MGP2019). The Bouches du Rhône tourism group (Provence Tourism) together with a team of devoted food ambassadors in the region have crafted a program of events to …

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Marrakech Culinary Adventure Spice Market, Marrakesh
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Spend 5 Days in Marrakech on a Culinary Adventure

The fragrances of vanilla, cinnamon, citrus, dates, almonds, sesame seeds, ginger, and onions are intoxicating. I begin to wonder if I’m dreaming or floating on a magic carpet. A guided visit to Place des Épices, the colourful spice market, is one of many food lover’s experiences on the Pitcher & Powell …

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Pied-à-Terre Maussane Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real Estate

Own a Pied-à-Terre in the Maussane les Alpilles

House Search in the Alpilles Not everyone would have the vision and know how to transform a tiny 17th-century farm building into a bright, inviting pied-à-terre. The house was in poor condition, its last renovation dated from the 1970s as evidenced by the orange and brown colour palette. However, it …

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French Language Skills French Language Lessons @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

How to Improve Your French Language Skills

Learning French Learning another language is not easy at any age, but as an adult, there is no question it is hard! The Business Insider takes a stab at explaining the issue “Here’s Why It’s So Hard To Learn A New Language As An Adult.” Where children are generally less …

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Sainte Baume Grotto Views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Sacred Sainte Baume Grotto a Pilgrims’ Walk in Provence

A Natural Grotto Between the busy urban centres of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, at the heart of the Parc naturel régional de la Sainte-Baume, is a mountain that stretches 12km and a famous religious site. The Sainte Baume Grotto is a prominent destination for Christian pilgrimages and anyone interested in discovering …

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Domaines Ott• Wine Architecture
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaines Ott* Wine and Architecture at Château de Selle

Modern Wine and Architecture In 2004, Champagne Louis Roederer acquired a majority share in Les Domaines Ott*.  Cousins and the fourth generation in a family of winemakers Christian et Jean-François Ott remain intimately involved as directors in the operations at the vineyards supported by a team of oenologists. The Champagne …

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Quality Merino Wool Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Quality Merino Wool from Provence Tricote Moi un Mouton

Merino Wool in Provence Tricote Moi Un Mouton is a producer of premium merino wool in the Luberon. Located near Apt in the Luberon Valley, Emilien et Emilie Bonnet raise a herd of some 500 sheep. Their farming operation includes a breed called the mérinos d’Arles chosen for their high-quality …

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Virginia Johnson Custom Illustrations
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Virginia Johnson Custom Home Illustrations and Gardens Too

Custom Home Illustrations Years ago, when we bought our first house, a friend gave us a thoughtful housewarming gift. She commissioned a custom illustration a “house portrait” of our new home. The artist created a small watercolour print of the house from a photograph. The picture hung in our home …

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Provence Market Lifestyle Fashion Village Heart Scene
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Provence Market Provencal Lifestyle Inspired Fashion

Fashion: The Provence Market Michele and Jean-Marie are a husband and wife team with a vision, complementary work experiences and a passion for Provence. So why not leverage that textbook combination and create a new fashion brand – The Provence Market? As a traveller, one cannot help but feel how …

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