MuSaMa Savon de Marseille Display
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

MuSaMa Savon de Marseille Preserving Provencal History

Le Musée de Savon de Marseille MuSaMa opened in mid-March (2018) near the Vieux Port. This museum-boutique-workshop dedicated to safeguarding the reputation of Savon de Marseille. The vision of the museum’s founders is to educate visitors about the vrai (real) Savon de Marseille, its eco-friendly ingredients, and artisanal production. This …

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La Petite Josette en Provence Book Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

La Petite Josette en Provence a Children’s Book

Josette’s Provence Published in September 2018, “La Petite Josette en Provence” is a beautifully illustrated children’s book based in Provence. The book is the result of a mother-daughter collaboration that took  3 and ½ years to complete. This children’s story is written primarily in English, but with plenty of French …

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Antibes Dress Shopping Art Choisy La Galerie
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Antibes Dress Shopping and Wearable Art at Choisy La Galerie

Everything on Solde My intention upon arrival in Antibes was to go for a pre-dinner stroll around the old streets and reacquaint myself with this pretty seaside city. However, the SOLDES signs and air-conditioned shops beckoned. Clothing shopping was not the plan. However, it was fascinating that the stores were …

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Eygalières Alpilles Village
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Eygalières the Alpilles Village You Want to Get to Know

Eygalières Alpilles Village Present Day Located on the northeastern edge of the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles, the hamlet of Eygalières has an official population of about 1,900 residents. However, in the summertime when second homeowners and short-stay visitors descend upon the village, the population swells well beyond the formal …

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Ancient Glanum St Remy de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Step Back in Time a Visit to Ancient Glanum in St Remy de Provence

Reflections on the Past There is no need to enter the Glanum archaeological site, located just outside the centre of St Remy de Provence, to view two well-preserved Roman structures. Known as “Les Antiques” these monuments – the Mausoleum and the oldest triumphal arch in France – were classified as …

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Chef François de Mélogue Cuisine of the Sun, A Ray of Sunshine on Your Plate
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Provencal Cuisine of the Sun by Chef François de Mélogue

Provencal Cuisine ‘Cuisine of the Sun, A Ray of Sunshine on Your Plate,’ the first cookbook by Chef François de Mélogue, wraps you in a culinary bear hug. The book is seductive, filled with beautiful photography that will make you hungry. Even if you just ate. You need to have …

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Provence Books Kids Fun Reads
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Provence Books for Kids Where Magic Starts in France

Provence Reads for Children The pages of these books are geared towards sparking your imagination and desire to travel to Provence. Whether you are a kid the authors have crafted stories with enough interest for adult readers too. NOTE: Click on the book images to order your copy. Coco Blignaut  Although …

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Malpasset Dam Tragedy park
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to Frejus to Understand the Malpasset Dam Tragedy

Located just a few kilometres from the French Riviera coast and the city of Frejus are the striking remains of the Malpasset Dam. This river barrier, completed in 1954, was a substantial post-war infrastructure project. However, the structure failed on the night of December 2, 1959, less than five years …

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October Yoga Retreat Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

October Yoga Retreat in Provence it’s La Belle Vie

Yoga and Gourmet Food in Provence Does that sound too good to be true? Then book your spot for La Belle Vie Yoga Retreat (October 12-18, 2018) combines a talented group of yoga instructors, experienced foodies, and a beautiful venue, into a magical Provencal experience for the first time. All levels …

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Destination Antibes French Riviera View Old Town
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Destination Antibes and Nice: Three Nights on the Côte d’Azur

Dorothy, you’re not in Kansas Provence anymore. Getting out of the car in Antibes, I encountered a touch of humidity and crowds in the streets. Cliché perhaps, but I had driven just over two (2) hours to the Côte d’Azur. Yet this town was definitely a different part of Provence than …

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