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Gaspard de Besse: Robin Hood of Provence

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Just like Robin Hood, Gaspard de Besse robbed from the rich (who detested him) and gave to the poor (who adored him). But while Robin Hood’s roots are shrouded in mystery, there’s no doubt about the identity of our French outlaw. …Continue reading here for …

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Flying Umbrellas @Margot_lestz
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The Mistral Wind of Provence

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Provence claims thirty-two different winds, but the mistral, that strong, cold wind that roars down the Rhone Valley from Lyon to Marseille, is master of them all. The very name “mistral” means masterly in the Provençal language, and according to local expressions, it can …

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cicadas Provence @margo_lestz
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The Cicada (Cigale) of Provence

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: The Sun Makes Them Sing When the warm days of summer arrive in Provence, the air is filled with the song of the cicadas, or cigales in French. They’re the loudest insects on the planet and their “song” has been measured at up to …

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Rose for Nice @Margo_Lestz
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Letter from Nice France

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Dear Readers, Today’s post is a letter to let you all know that I am fine and to thank you for your concern, and your thoughts and prayers. Jeff was away, and I went to the July 14 fireworks display with some friends. About …

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Accidental Tourist at the Festival of Avignon

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: As our taxi entered the city walls of Avignon, it was evident that something was happening. I had seen online that a festival would be starting the day after our arrival, but didn’t think much about it. I just thought it was nice that …

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