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Musee des Aromes #Gravason @GingerandNutmeg
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The Perfume and Candles of Provence

Does that sound romantic? Actually, Ginger was away in Canada and Nutmeg was certain that he had zero interest in visiting the Provence perfume distillery le Musée des Arômes or the candle maker at the Ciergerie de l’abbaye des Prémontrés. The aroma museum is located in the Provencal town of Gravason, …

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Crespeou Classic Provencal Recipe
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Crespeou a Classic Provencal Recipe for Picnics

Crespeou (pronounced cres-PAY-oo) means crêpe in Provencal is also called Gâteau d’Omelettes. This is a traditional Provencal recipe, which is often found in picnic hampers

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Provence Vine Tours with Culinaire's Linda Garson @PerfProvence
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Provence Vine Tours with Culinaire’s Linda Garson

Linda Garson spent her youth in Manchester, in the United Kingdom, a place best known for soccer matches and beer-filled celebrations, not necessarily for wine expertise. A visual communications graduate, Linda relocated to Canada (Calgary) in 2003 on a contract with Trade UK – the British Government’s export division. The …

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Provencal Artisan Traditions Lavender Fuseaux Provence
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Provencal Artisan Traditions Fabrics and Lavender Fuseaux

It was a solo visit for Nutmeg. Ginger had no interest in the Souleiado fabric museum in Tarascon. The display provides a historical overview of their fabrics and methods of textile printing.  The lighting in the small museum could be improved, and the information provided could be more explicit. The history …

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International Culinary Tours Markets in Provence Tastes of Provence @PerfProvence
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Discover Pitcher and Powell International Culinary Tours

Culinary Tours Pitcher and Powell is an international travel concept that combines the creative talents and cooking passions of two accomplished ladies. Even their last names work well together! Barbara Pitcher is a Canadian by birth, with an international spirit, she is a painter who lives in Provence with her …

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Patrouille de France #Patrouille
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Patrouille de France and Tricolour Smoke in Provence

Eight military jets performing loops with tricolour smoke over the highway can be distracting. These jets are the Patrouille de France, the French equivalent of the Canadian Snowbirds. Through an affiliation with the Canadian Air Force, Ginger was able to get an introduction to l’Armée de l’Air (the French Air Force). The …

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Apricot Tart Tastes Provence @PerfProvence
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Sweet Memories in an Apricot Tart

This sweet apricot tart recipe is very easy to make and tasty enough for seconds. It is even better the next day. You can prepare this tart with other stone fruit such as peaches or plums.

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Grande Paella Provence Market Day Cotignac Paella Provence
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La Grande Paella Spanish Influence in Provence

Bastille Day Celebrations Bastille Day (La Fête Nationale) commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille in Paris. Two years running, our village attempted to host fireworks on the 14th only to be stymied by the wind. Leave it to the Parisians to have their traditional parade on the Champs-Élysées. Eygalières was …

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Goat Cheese Village Banon Cross Alpes Haute Provence
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Goat Cheese and the Village of Banon

Check out the Luberon views high up on the hill in the village of Banon. It is a great place for a hike or lunch, and home to the fastest dog in France, Dabir a Saluki. If you are lucky enough to be there in lavender season enjoy the brilliant shades of …

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Arles History Roman Arena Explore Provence @PerfProvence
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Arles History in and Beyond the Streets

A Magical Place Inside the ancient ramparts, the old streets meander, some broad, some narrow, some bright, some muted – each one has a story to tell. Heather Robinson is an American by birth, but Arles is now in her soul. She brings the city to life with tales of …

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