Clos Saint Paul #Mazan #Rentals #Provence @ClosSaintPaul
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Clos Saint Paul a Rental for Cyclists and Wine Lovers

Clos Saint Paul is located just outside the village of Mazan in Provence’s Vaucluse. The 260-year-old building previously operated as a chambre d’hôte (B&B) for visitors interested in exploring Mont Ventoux and the villages of the Dentelles. This private, six-bedroom house is now owned by a group of Canadians who …

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Fig Almond Tart by Patricia Wells #PatriciaWells credit Jeff Kauck
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste

Patricia Wells a Provence Kitchen

James Beard Foundation Award winner Patricia Wells knows a thing or two about excellent food. If Michelin awarded stars to cooking schools, cookbook writers, and restaurant critics there would be a galaxy named Wells. Wells, who hails from Milwaukee, has lived in France with her husband Walter since 1980. Their …

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Anne-Marie Simons Aix-en-Provence Market
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Formula One Race Cars to Provence Today

It was hardly a race back to Europe. Anne-Marie Simons moved to the United States (US) in the fall of 1966, for one year. And, stayed for 32 more. From her birthplace of Maastricht (the Netherlands), Anne-Marie’s studies in French language and culture took her to Paris and then to …

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Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 2

Provence-based artist Jill Steenhuis explains her painting style to Perfectly Provence readers (in case you missed part 1 you can read it here). “My soul was made full again by the daily activity of painting in the fields and allowing myself to become one with nature.” Jill Steenhuis   I paint …

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Provence Yoga Retreats #Provence #Yoga
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Yoga Retreats in Provence Zen for Foodies

What are the chances of two American expats from Colorado reconnecting in a yoga class in Provence? It seems that the odds are better than buying a lottery ticket. Jane Satow and Sabrina Sadeghi Millecamp spent a number of years living in healthy Colorado State, practicing yoga and enjoying mountain …

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Villa View #Provence @francewithdawn
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Simply France with Dawn an Affair with Provence

It takes vision to launch any new business. In Provence where tour companies are as plentiful as olive trees and sunshine it also requires passion. Dawn Slieter calls her company Simply France with Dawn as that is what she is trying to share with clients – the simplicity of life …

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Weddings #Photos #Provence #Weddings @LoveasART
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspirePhotographers in Provence

Abbie Spencer Professional Photographer

Abbie Spencer would tell you that in her family photographs were treasures, and maybe that is why she has ended up in the industry. She would also say that travel and meeting people are her inspiration and crystallizing those moments in images is her mission. She describes the weather in …

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France en Velo Cover #Biking #Provence @Franceenvelo
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday ToursStay Fit

France en Velo In the tracks of Le Tour de France

Here is another Provence biking route from Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh the authors of France en Vélo – The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel to Med – St-Malo to Nice. Sault to Forcalquier 33 miles/53 kms Le Tour de France visits Provence most years, often with Mont Ventoux as …

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collection-loft Atelier Romain Bernex #Provence #ceramics
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Gorgeous Ceramics by Artisans at Atelier Romain Bernex

In 1998, Marie Pierre and Cyrille Huyghues Despointes started Atelier Romain Bernex.  They had a common vision to open their ceramics studio. The slightly crazy concept was triggered one spring evening by the light of a glowing ceramic kiln. Marie Pierre and Cyrille brought to the project passion for creation …

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Domaine de la Verriere Provence Wines
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Looking for a Provence Boot Camp Try Extreme Wine

Serious athletes often push their physical boundaries to new extremes; climbing higher mountains, running longer distances, or entering Navy Seal inspired team-relays on muddy courses… Now, serious wine buffs can compete too! Connoisseurs who are looking to close their personal “wine gap” by moving beyond buying familiar labels and ‘trusted’ …

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