City 24-Hours Marseille Waterfront dubuffet and wheel
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City Break Speed Dating 24-hours in Marseille

A Quick Visit to Marseille Guest post and photos by Renata Haidle: Not sure the above is a thing, but every time I visit a place for a very short time I think of speed dating. The anticipation. The pressure. Showing your best assets in a very limited time. Not …

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Luxury Entertainment South of France Monte Carlo
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Luxury Entertainment in the South of France

Luxury Entertainment Luxury living and Provence go hand in hand: the region boasts incredible scenery, beaches, weather, food, wine, and so much more. But the area is also home to some fantastic entertainment options. If you’re looking to indulge in some of the finer things in life, here is a …

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Summer Avignon Off Festival
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Summer Fun in Avignon at the OFF Festival

This article by Lucie Pierron was originally published on the French Quarter Magazine. Avignon’s OFF Festival The unofficial festival, known as the “OFF,” takes place all over the city and in the surrounding villages in July annually. The streets of Avignon during the festival are in full swing. One cannot …

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French Decor Secrets Bedrooms
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French Decor: All the Designing Secrets You Need to Know

French decor is all about effortless elegance. It’s bold, sophisticated, and chic. It’s also often a combination of old and new trends. NellyRodi director of consumer trends and insights Vincent Gregoire believes there is a renewed curiosity about the French style. So if you are curious about French decor here …

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Cotignac Views Provencal Countryside Benefits Rural Village Provence
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Top 5 Benefits of Living in a Rural Village in Provence

This guest post is by Susana Iwase Hanson, the founder of Provence Living.net.  Susana is multi-talented and tri-lingual. She lives with her family in the Var in the beautiful, rural village of Cotignac (read more about her interesting backstory here). But after living on many continents, big city living is …

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Les Rencontres Economiques d'Aix en Provence 2019
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Leading Discussion Rencontres Economiques d’Aix-en-Provence

A visit to beautiful Aix-en-Provence – the city of art and water – should be on every visitor’s agenda. Founded by the Romans, this city has a remarkable history in the region. Only traces remain of this once crucial Roman settlement remain, but if you know where to look, there …

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Eggplant Cakes Pesto Sauce Papeton Aubergines
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Eggplant Cakes with a Pesto Sauce to Start the Evening

They prepared several delicious dishes for the evening, but these Eggplant Cakes in a Tomato Pesto Sauce were my favourite. You can serve this recipe as an appetizer, the first course for a dinner party or even at lunchtime with a green salad. Think of this as a savoury cake. Once the eggplant is cooked, simply combine with the rest of the ingredients and bake. The dish can be served with the pesto sauce (below), a tomato sauce or combine the two for a rich flavour experience.

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Family-Friendly Holidays French Riviera
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Top 8 French Riviera Things to do en Famille

Top Picks for Family-Friendly French Riviera This guest post on ideas for activities for the whole family on the French Riviera comes from Helen Bates. Bates and her husband, Niall, have been living in the South of France for 12 years after leaving their careers in finance in the City …

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Toulon Visit Provence Coastal City
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Toulon Reasons to Visit to this Coastal City Provence

Author, Mary Lou Longsworth writes: Toulon: Discovering Something New in Provence We’ve been living in the countryside south of Aix, close to the Mediterranean, for five years. We miss Aix and our friends, and the almost-twenty years of memories we had there, but have no regrets. Aix isn’t far, and …

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Playing House Memoir
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Playing House in Provence a Memoir

Sometimes a book’s title brings up old memories. Remember your first house, sometime after college and into your career all of a sudden you were no longer “playing house” it was for real. The following is an excerpt from the book “” by Mary-Lou Weisman. The Weismans arrived in Provence …

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