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Fontvieille lavoir #ProvenceHistory Laundry @PerfProvence
Ginger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Provencal Laundry all Washed up in France’s Lavoirs

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Water sloshes against the sides of the shallow stone basin of the lavoir as weathered hands vigorously scrub at stubborn stains. Kneeling on their augets washerwomen exchange tidbits of town gossip as they work to brighten their laundry. Before communal lavoirs, washing was done at …

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#Avignon les Halles #FoodieTour @AvignonGourmet @PerfProvence
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Avignon Gourmet Tours

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Finally, another way to see Avignon! Every visitor should see the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon, but once you have seen those it is time to dive into the local’s side of the city with Avignon Gourmet Tours. This 3-hour tour will introduce …

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Les Baux Views de Provence
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5 Provencal Myths

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: When Ginger and Nutmeg first ventured to Provence they felt prepared for the adventure. After all, it was not their first trip to France, they had previously biked in the region, and they had read Peter Mayle’s books – so they were confident in their …

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Iris Jardin de l’Achimiste #Gardens #Provence @PerfProvence
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Jardin de l’Achimiste in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ginger and Nutmeg: In a green maze – that is how your journey starts. Wandering aimlessly through the hedge circuit your footsteps form the letters, as your shoulders rub against the thick shrubbery. The characters spell Bereishit the first word of the Torah, a Hebrew word …

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Abbaye du Thoronet Var @PerfProvence
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Must See Treasures of the Var

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Looking for things to see or do while you are in the Var? Here, are a few not-to-be-missed sites: The Thoronet in the Var one of three Cistercian abbeys in Provence. L’Abbaye du Thoronet was classified as a French historical monument in 1840. Restoration work started the year after and still continues today. …

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Cucuron Market Luberon Markets Provence
Ginger and NutmegMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Cucuron Market Day Photos

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Market day in Cucuron is Tuesday. Located in the epic-centre of the Luberon Regional National Park Cucuron displays all the charms of a classic Provençal village. The hamlet, like its closest neighbours Lourmarin, Ansouis and Vaugines is bejewelled with ramparts, bell towers and shady plane …

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Tarte à la Tomate Tomato Tart Tastes Provence @PerfProvence
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Savoury Tarte à la Tomate from Provence

If you use store-bought pastry this savoury tart is simple to make. There are two key ingredients ripe tomatoes and mustard both are critical to the flavour of the pie. It makes for a perfect appetizer or lunch dish with a salad.

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Monaco #MonteCarlo @PerfProvence
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Monaco Grand Prix

Contributor blog post by Ginger: Twenty-three Formula One (F1) cars, 800 horsepower V-8 engines spooling, it’s the start of the Monaco Grand Prix (GP).  Within the confines of the city of Monte Carlo, the towering hills a natural amphitheatre, magnify the sound of the race circuit. The idiosyncrasies of the Monaco …

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Vide Greniers Provencal Style Garage Sales

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Always good for entertainment, and the odd little treasure are the vide greniers; France’s answer to garage sales. These are sales on a village scale, with a festive atmosphere. Typically, vendors secure a spot by paying a nominal fee to the local town hall (Marie).  The wares …

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Bouillabaisse Marseille Provence
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Marseille Bouillabaisse a Provencal Classic

Contributor blog post by Ginger and Nutmeg: What is your favourite fish soup? Residents of Marseille are adamant that French fishermen eked basic sustenance from their unsightly leftover fish bits concocted this fish broth/soup/stew on the shores of the now sprawling metropolis. The name for this dish is derived from …

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