Marti Schmidt France Discover Artists Saint Quentin
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMarti Schmidt

Discover the Artists of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie

Art Lover’s Tour During my fall 2019 art tour “Provence From an Artist’s Point of View,” I discovered a gem, Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, is an old village with colourful Provençal houses and medieval history. Clay has shaped the history of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie since the middle ages. Come and join me this spring to …

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Montbrun Les Bains Spa Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Montbrun Les Bains it’s Spa Time in Provence

Relaxing in Provence Sometimes it takes me a while to get round to doing something and this week I finally decided I would go and try out the Spa at Montbrun Les Bains. I say finally as our lovely neighbour had mentioned it to me three (3) years ago, just …

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Guides Discovering Secret Provence
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Guides to Discovering Secret Provence and the French Riviera

Local Author and Guide Jean-Pierre Cassely is a recognizable public figure in Provence and beyond. Cassely worked for France 3 television for a decade and currently has a daily France-Bleu Provence radio slot called Provence Insolite (Unusual Provence). More recently, Jean-Pierre Cassely collected curious landmarks in two guidebooks Secret Provence and …

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La Chandeleur Crêpes France
Martine Bertin-PetersonTaste: Food & Drink

La Chandeleur Crêpes on the Menu in France

French Holiday Traditions In France, La Chandeleur falls on the 40th day of the Christmas Epiphany season on February 2nd. Also known as Candlemas, this holiday is celebrated in Provence with the making – and eating – of crêpes. La Chandeleur is the culmination of the Calendale, the festive holiday …

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Dans Ma Cuisine Key Luxury French Products
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Golden Key to Luxury French Products

Valentine’s Gift Idea The next My Stylish French Box ships to points around the globe in February. These beautiful parcels contain curated collections of made-in-France products. Indeed, to some Valentine’s Day is a bit of a gimmick when that lady in your life is special 365 days a year. However, …

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Rose et Marius Boutique Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Perfumed by Provence Rose et Marius + Discount

Rose et Marius is a luxury perfume house and home décor brand based in Aix-en-Provence. Founder Magali Fleurquin-Bonnard named the company after her grandmother, Rose, and as a tribute to Provence. Fleurquin-Bonnard’s inspiration for the exquisitely designed product line originates from childhood memories, at the family’s country home in Puget …

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Reasons Why Toulon France Worth Visiting
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasVillages Towns and Cities

Why Toulon France is Worth Visiting

Is Toulon worth a visit? Toulon doesn’t have a good reputation as somewhere to visit; in fact, internationally, Toulon doesn’t really have a reputation at all, whether good or bad. Despite being the 3rd biggest city in the PACA region and situated mid-way between Marseille and St Tropez, most foreign …

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Cooking Class Provence Gourmet
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Hands-Down Delicious Cooking Class with Provence Gourmet

Cooking Class in Provence The ladies came from Louisiana and Alabama to celebrate a milestone birthday in Provence. They were busy with activities that included a visit to Saint-Paul-de-Mausole and the antique stores in Isle sur la Sorgue. Along with the cultural and shopping activities, theses food lovers wanted to …

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Food Samples New Food Tour Marseille
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Try this Tasty New Food Tour in Marseille

Though Marseille is technically the capital of Provence, it feels more Mediterranean than French.  The vibrant port city is also wonderfully cosmopolitan due to the many cultures that have washed up on its shores throughout its 2600 years. It boasts the biggest Armenian community in Europe, has the continent’s 3rd …

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Château La Nerthe White Wine Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

A Château La Nerthe White Wine Pairing

By David Scott Allen: White Wine Pairing As you may recall from my reviews over time, I have become a big fan of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc. It is one of those wines that says “special occasion” to me. Thus, I decided to treat myself for my birthday and get a bottle. …

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