Quince @ProvenceTayls
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Quince trees in Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: On one of our many walking routes there are several rows of quince trees (coing in French) which, we saw planted just a few years ago. They have a lovely blossom in spring and produce a very large fruit, but what is interesting is …

Spring in Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

It’s spring in Provence – officially!

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: It’s incredible how over the last fortnight so much plant life has burst into colour. The cherry trees as always are spectacular giving a white shimmer to the hillside, some are already turning and will soon be producing delicious red cherries. As sure as eggs …

Olive crop #Olives #Provence @ProvenceTayls
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Record Olive Harvest

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: After last years poor olive crop – this year was a record harvest! 175 Kilos And as an added luxury and complete surprise whilst we were away on holiday our house and cat guardians picked all the olives and took them to the mill …

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Bustling Crowd for Antiques at l’Isle sur la Sorgue Market

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: L’Isle sur la Sorgue is not only the Venice of Provence with the river Sorgue running through the town but it is also the antique capital of Provence with its weekly market. Last Sunday, the …Continue reading here Via:: Accommodation in Provence

Hking in #Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Another Fine walk in Provence

Walk number one in the local green guide is 11 kilometres – Vaucarlanque Starting at the Chateau in Saint Saturnin Les Apt follow the green markers heading West. There are superb views over the old reservoir, the Perreal with the Luberon behind. There are a number of …Continue reading here …

Dry Stone Wall #Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExpat Living and Real Estate

The great wall is finished!

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Many of our guests over the last year have seen the outstanding work carried out by this lone workmen reconstructing the dry stone wall that retains our neighbours garden. Michel, aged 67 started the work on the 3rd November 2014, laying and cutting by …

Hiking the Perreal @ProvenceTayls #Provence #Hiking
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Hiking the Perreal

The Perreal hill is on the west side of Saint Saturnin Les Apt and the walk gives spectacular views in all directions. From our house, we walk the 800 metres to the village and then continue straight across opposite the bar du Platane. At the end of the road, turn …

Domaine de Font Alba Wines of Provence
David & Karen TaylorTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

A new wine domain in Apt

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: We have just discovered Domaine de Font Alba, on the outskirts of Apt. Set in 25 hectares including vine and olive trees, the vines are at between 300 and 400 meters facing South & South East and …Continue reading here Via:: Accommodation in Provence …

Mont Ventoux view #Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Tour de France 2016

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: It will be announced on October 20 that the 2016 Tour de France will once again include one of the most gruelling mountains Mont Ventoux. Frequently one of the most important stages of the Tour de France Mont Ventoux at 1918 metres high is …

Domaine des Andeols #Hotels #Restaurants #Provence @ProvenceTayls
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Dinner at Domaine des Andeols

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Domaine des Andeols is a boutique hotel less than two kilometres from the village with six stylish rooms and two restaurants. There are beautiful grounds including a large Olive orchard and lavender bushes plus a superb ‘Plane’ tree which houses one of the restaurants. …