Seillans Pays de Fayence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Explore the 9 Hilltop Villages in the Pays de Fayence

Discover the Pays de Fayence The Pays de Fayence is only a 30-minute drive from Saint-Raphaël. The area is a quiet contrast to the busy Mediterranean coast. With its perched villages and unspoilt natural setting, this region of Provence remains anchored to the past. There are nine (9) hilltop villages …

READ MORE  
L'Esplaï du grand Bar des Goudes Bouillabaisse in Marseille
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

In Search of Bouillabaisse in Marseille

Bouillabaisse is Marseille’s signature dish. However, a bit like the city that proclaims to be its birthplace, bouillabaisse is a riddle. Is it a stew or a soup? Is it a noble dish or peasant food? Was it created by the invading Greeks or by hungry fishermen? Is it even …

READ MORE  
St Tropez Old Port St Tropez Gift Box
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

St Tropez Gift Box from My French Country Home

A Gift from St Tropez Although nothing could replace a weekend on the shores of the Mediterranean in sun-soaked St Tropez, a gift box is always a treat. My French Country Home has put together a selection of top-quality products representative of the city that Brigitte Bardot chose as her …

READ MORE  
1 Domaine 1 Chef
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

1 Domaine 1 Chef Gatherings for Wine and Food Lovers

Since On Thursday evenings, between July 8th and August 19th, food and wine lovers have a chance to explore several vineyards near Aix-en-Provence on Thursday nights. 1 Domaine 1 Chef is a program that combines education, wine tasting, and delicious picnics or gourmet meals prepared by renowned local chefs. 1 …

READ MORE  
Ballet Preljocaj Un Air de Danse
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Ballet Preljocaj in Aix Something’s in the Air this Summer

Aix-en-Provence’s Ballet Preljocaj celebrates the return of more “normal” times with a series of performances throughout the city from July 12th – August 8th, 2021. Artistic Director Angelin Preljocaj and his team will dance outdoors at Parc Jourdan, the Théâtre de l’Archevêché, in the Quartier Beisson, and at Pavillon Noir …

READ MORE  
Market Lavender
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Enter Now! OliveNation Culinary Lavender Giveaway

Liz Thompson loves nothing more than hyper-focusing on one ingredient creating countless different recipes, such as Baking with Herbs. She feels that the natural flavours of fresh herbs enhance baked goods. Liz takes basic recipes, and infuses them with fresh herbs and create a different flavour intensity with very little …

READ MORE  
Margareth & Moi
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Arles Welcomes French Fashion Brand Margareth & Moi

Arles is THE place to be this summer for culture, photography, and now high-end fashion brand Margareth & Moi newest boutique at 5, rue des Arènes. It’s hard to know where to start in Arles, but these should all be on your must-see list. The Frank Gehry designed LUMA tower …

READ MORE  
Tables and Tastes of Provence Recipe Index
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Top-quality Restaurants on the French Riviera and Beyond

The following list of top restaurants on or near the French Riviera is not extensive, and these are not all Michelin-starred, but they are all exceptional. Book a table! Restaurants and Michelin Stars The first Guide Michelin appeared in 1900 when bicycles greatly outnumbered cars on the French roads. It …

READ MORE  
Grape Harvest Tour du Bon The Wines of Provence – Tricolour
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWines and Spirits of Provence

Essential Reading The Wines of Provence – Tricolour

Elevated Wine Knowledge Göran Boman, the author of The Wines of Provence – Tricolour, is based in Sweden, far from Provence’s vineyards. His studies at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology led to a career with large international companies. Before retiring, Göran monitored the quality of nuclear fuel transmitted from …

READ MORE  
marche de noel isle sur sorgue
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Booking Now a Magical Christmas Holiday Tour in Provence

There are encouraging signs for travellers hoping to venture to international destinations. Halfway through 2021 and six months from Christmas day, it’s time to give yourself a present – the gift of travel. Goût et Voyage is booking spots on the Provence for the Holidays tour for this December. At the …

READ MORE