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

Contributor blog post by Ginger and Nutmeg: 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 candle maker at the Ciergerie de l’abbaye des Prémontrés. The aroma museum is located in …

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Crespeou Recipe Tastes Provence @PerfProvence
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Crespeou Classic Provencal Picnic Fare

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

This article was originally posted on  Ginger and Nutmeg: 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 …

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Lavender Fuseaux #Lavender @PerfProvence
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Provencal Artisan Traditions Fabrics and Lavender Fuseaux

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: The bright tablecloths and matching napkins that you see in most Provencal markets make for wonderful gifts, even if you keep them for yourself. Although today, many of these patterns are fabricated in factories, and not always in France (buyer beware) there is a strong tradition of textile …

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

Originally posted on Ginger and Nutmeg’s food and travel blog: Recently launched, Pitcher and Powell is a 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 …

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

Contributor blog post by Ginger: Eight military jets performing loops with tricolor 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 …

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

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: 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 …

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Village Banon Cross Alpes Haute Provence
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Goat Cheese and fast dogs in the Village of Banon

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: 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 …

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Arles Roman Arena Explore Provence @PerfProvence
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Lost in Arles: History In and Beyond the Streets of Arles

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Arles is 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 …

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