Lou Messugo 1 bedroom gite
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Lou Messugo a Holiday Rental in Provence

“Where I was born doesn’t help clarify anything, it just complicates things! Born in Paris but moved when two weeks old so not exactly a Parisienne! Pure coincidence that I’m now married to a Frenchman and living in France. I have two passports, British & Australian but feel international.” That …

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Calanque En Vau Calanques Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Provencal Yogi Shares Her Perfectly Provence

We asked yoga instructor Sabrina Sadeghi Millecamps if she would help us uncover what makes Provence unique to both visitors and residents. “When I first came to France, I was surprised at how little was on offer in terms of yoga – studios, classes and retreats. Provence has all the …

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Local saffron farm @LizGabayMW
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Perfectly Provence Travel Tips by Master of Wine

What is a Master of Wine and what does it take to become one? Learn more about Elizabeth Gabay’s compelling story and why she lives “Equidistant between the Rhone and Piedmont” follow this link. We asked Elizabeth to share her Perfectly Provence moments with our readers: #Discover The more remote …

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Vaison Pont Vaison-la-Romaine Vaison Provence
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Vaison la Romaine Locals Tips for Your Visit

Local enough to hear the latest gossip makes you a local in Provence Sharon de Rham (tour guide and expat) says she gets the heads up from her friend at the tourist office when there are movie stars staying in the “neighbourhood.” After nearly ten years in Vaison la Romaine, …

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Moustiers-Ste-Marie Market #Provence @FranceenVelo
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Picnics in Provence with France en Velo

This post is from Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh the authors of France en Vélo – The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel to Med – St-Malo to Nice. There are many fantastic restaurants and cafes in Provence, but my most memorable meals are those eaten by the road side. Cycle …

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Black Diamonds Truffles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

Les Pastras Gourmet Pursuits Unearthing Truffles

Chicago might seem like a world away from the pastures of Provence, but Lisa and Johann Pepin tell me that adjusting to life in the south of France was relatively easy. They left corporate jobs (public relations and finance) in Chi-town, as only 30-yearolds can do, with the confidence that …

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Vineyards of Provence #Provence #Wines @vaisonsharon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Provence Dream Tours Your Personal Guide

Which rosé? Are the whites any good? Can you find decent red wines? Does a wine list in Provence cause you to scratch your head? Sharon de Rham is a multilingual tour guide and expat (read her story here) she is also a wine aficionado. Sharon credits a colleague from …

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Wine ageing in th sun at St Jeannet @LizGabayMW #ProvenceWines
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottElizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Meet a Master of Wine Elizabeth Gabay

Wine is a subject with simply too many choices and far too many variables for me to feel that I have conquered. However, I certainly can appreciate the dedication, passion and hard work that it takes to become a Master of Wine (MW). So, I am thrilled to introduce Elizabeth …

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Clos Saint Paul #Mazan #Rentals #Provence @ClosSaintPaul
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocals Travel TipsMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Discover Taste Relax With Local’s Tips For Mazan and the Vaucluse

It is understandable that Canadians will do practically anything to avoid winter, but skipping out in those few short months of summer… Well, maybe if you are heading to Provence. If you like the sounds of that plan, then read this article on Clos Saint Paul a rental property that …

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Course Pédestre DI QUIEU BLANC #Eygalieres
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Eygalieres Course Di Quieu Blanc

Eygalieres is a Provencal postcard-perfect village in the heart of the Parc Naturel des Alpilles. To get a flavour for the town read why Eygalieres is always worth a visit. Alternatively, meet some of the residents like local DJ Manolo-J who is getting the party started, Sabrina who is sharing a …

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